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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The video opens in a red sandstone canyon.
▪ Built between 1846 and 1848, mainly of local red sandstone, it carries the line 169 feet above the river.
▪ Nearer Lexington Avenue, the shops that had invaded the row of red sandstone town houses were beginning to open.
▪ The land is old red sandstone with a very high content of fine silts.
▪ Architecturally, as in other ways, this pleasing street scene was dominated by an elegant seven-bay house in red Quantock sandstone.
▪ Three hundred metres down this narrow road, opposite a red sandstone church, are the meadows.
▪ Scenes will take place in remote woodland as well as the disused red sandstone Irby quarry.
▪ The Island is composed mainly of red sandstone.
▪ A Barren Measures' sandstone reservoir study was based on log analysis of three wells in the study area.
▪ Fossils are harder to remove intact from sandstone than from clay.
▪ From above, the sandstone looks like solid rock, terminating at a 20-foot cliff.
▪ Limestone and sandstone are quite unsuitable.
▪ Note: sandstone grades are for on-sight ascents using rope knots for the first time.
▪ Now it stood clear: the reek of fish, and sandstone cut with a Presbyterian trowel.
▪ Suddenly patches of pink sandstone were again visible in the courtyard.
▪ This delicate fern is preserved in a very fine-grained sandstone, which fractures rather irregularly.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sandstone \Sand"stone`\, n. A rock made of sand more or less firmly united. Common or siliceous sandstone consists mainly of quartz sand.

Note: Different names are applied to the various kinds of sandstone according to their composition; as, granitic, argillaceous, micaceous, etc.

Flexible sandstone (Min.), the finer-grained variety of itacolumite, which on account of the scales of mica in the lamination is quite flexible.

Red sandstone, a name given to two extensive series of British rocks in which red sandstones predominate, one below, and the other above, the coal measures. These were formerly known as the Old and the New Red Sandstone respectively, and the former name is still retained for the group preceding the Coal and referred to the Devonian age, but the term New Red Sandstone is now little used, some of the strata being regarded as Permian and the remained as Triassic. See the Chart of Geology.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1660s, from sand (n.) + stone (n.). So called from its composition.


n. A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.


n. a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

Sandstone, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 1549
Housing Units (2000): 634
Land area (2000): 5.296212 sq. miles (13.717125 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.139947 sq. miles (0.362461 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.436159 sq. miles (14.079586 sq. km)
FIPS code: 58396
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 46.129711 N, 92.864868 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Sandstone, MN

Sandstone (sometimes known as arenite) is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains.

Most sandstone is composed of quartz or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the Earth's crust. Like sand, sandstone may be any color, but the most common colors are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white, and black. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colors of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions.

Rock formations that are primarily composed of sandstone usually allow percolation of water and other fluids and are porous enough to store large quantities, making them valuable aquifers and petroleum reservoirs. Fine-grained aquifers, such as sandstones, are better able to filter out pollutants from the surface than are rocks with cracks and crevices, such as limestone or other rocks fractured by seismic activity.

Quartz-bearing sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts.

Sandstone (disambiguation)

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains.

Sandstone may also refer to:

Usage examples of "sandstone".

It was a breccia, regolith compacted so the grains stuck together, analogous to sandstone on Earth.

The humus seemed to have been dug from a hole under a sloping formation of broken sandstone.

Just push that humus over it, and topple that sandstone slab over that, scatter a few handfuls of dead leaves and trash around.

It overlies a bed of saliferous sandstone which has been worked for salt.

The citadel, crafted from ruddy sandstone blocks quarried in the valley below, appeared to have been designed by a mad patissier for a reception of a million.

Bunter Pebble Beds, harder red and brown sandstones with quartzose pebbles, very abundant in some places.

The Sarsen Stones are the remains of a cap of Tertiary Sandstone which once covered the plain.

Excavation Q, yielded at a depth of three feet six inches to four feet six inches, ten flint axes, one sandstone axe, nine edged flint hammer-stones, four rounded flint hammer-stones, ten Sarsen hammers, and seven mauls, weighing from thirty-six to fifty-eight and a half pounds.

Unfocused, undefined discomfort resolved into thirstdesert-parched mouth, mummified tongue, scurf like sandstone baked onto the teeth.

From the extremity of this chain of vaults, it is commonly believed that a passage extends to the river Stour, two miles distant, and animals are reported to have entered the tunnel at the extremity, and to have re-appeared below Kinver Bridge, where there are fissures in the red sandstone from which issue springs of water.

I had also hoped to find a virgin region lying beyond El-Harrah, the volcanic tract subtending the east of the Hisma, or plateau of New Red Sandstone.

It is of gray sandstone, stained first red, then blue, the latter color being further indicated by settings of green turkois on either side and along the back, as well as in the eyes.

The architecture is simple: bare rectangular rooms, the walls and ceilings made of rough, unplastered tawny sandstone, uninterrupted by moldings or visible beams or other decorative contrivances.

For this one, the designers had some sandstone rubble shipped in and they vitrified it.

These are on the very brink of the mesa, and have been built in recesses in the crowning ledge of sandstone of such size that they could conveniently be walled up on the outside, the outer surface of rude walls being continuous with the precipitous rock face of the mesa.