Bath stone


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bath stone a species of limestone (o├Âlite) found near Bath, used for building.
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In literature:

He would have been stoned if he had proposed the same bath to the peoples who dwell on the banks of the Dwina near Archangel.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
The stone building southwest of the house was built as a Turkish bath.
"The Story of Cooperstown" by Ralph Birdsall
But a stone's throw distant the sun was bathing in the dimpled Thames.
"Better Dead" by J. M. Barrie
One day, he went to bathe, and laid his clothes on a stone, but the stone ran away with them into the camp.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The houses are built of a white stone, so as to give this part of the town a perfect resemblance to Bath.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
The sides of this bath are lined with little round stones.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
It is built in the ornamented parts and internally of Bath stone, the exterior being the gritstone of the neighbourhood.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
So, when she had finished bathing, she seated herself on a stone by the river.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
Stones, or, at the seashore, bathing slippers, may be used instead.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
The building is of Bath stone, and has flying buttresses and a high square tower.
"Chelsea" by G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
The Twins stopped to speak to Jose, and just then on a stone right beside the gate Tonio saw a little green lizard taking a sun bath.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
The well is divided by a large stone into two parts, one evidently intended for a bath.
"Notes and Queries, Number 234, April 22, 1854" by Various
She cried aloud: they seized me, and the dead man lay between us, stretched on the stones and bathed in blood.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
A dog having jumped over the stone rim, was bathing in the dubious fluid.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6" by Guy de Maupassant
BATH-STONE (also called BATH-OOLITE and ROE-STONE, from the small rounded grains of which it is composed), a species of English limestone.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
There is no finer sensation after having a hot bath than to jump into a stone cold one or to stand under a shower.
"Association Football" by John Cameron
Cubicles on either side a stone passage, and in every cubicle a dark stone bath, and a little bed.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
And at intervals MATILDA steals to this spot, and bathes the stone with her tears.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
As "Bath stone" it is famous, and has made Bath exclusively a city of stone-built houses.
"The Bath Road" by Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
Sir Walter Scott speaks of the tradition that the foundation stones of Pictish raths were bathed in human blood.
"Ecclesiastical Curiosities" by Various

In poetry:

With these are cherries mellow to the stone;
Into such ripeness bath the summer nursed them,
The velvet pressure of the tongue alone
Against the palate were enough to burst them.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
Bow down my soul and let the wondrous light
Of beauty bathe thee from her lofty throne,
Bow down before the wonder of man's might.
Bow down in worship, humble and alone;
Bow lowly down before the sacred sight
Of man's divinity alive in stone.
"Russian Cathedral" by Claude McKay

In news:

The sunlight bathed a field of uniform white stones marking the graves of American patriots -- graves many Americans don't know exist.
A New York bath finds elegance in lighting, stone and a marriage of two spaces.
With the illusion that it's been carved from stone, the new Pure Stone lavatory from Villeroy ' Boch creates a dramatic impression in any bath.
Rustic 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with exposed stone throughout.
Sentrel Bath Systems ?has created a lightweight, easy-to-install bath wall system that resembles granite, marble and natural stone.