• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ironstone ironstone china.
    • Ironstone A hard, earthy ore of iron.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ironstone Any ore of iron which is impure through the admixture of silica or clay.
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In literature:

Let there be one ton of this bar-iron made of Forest ironstone, and 20 pounds will be given for it.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
The deposits occur in thin sedimentary layers interbedded with jaspers and ironstones.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
The ground was hard, with boulders of ironstone embedded in it.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The Wey runs over as many beds as any little river in England; here it races over clean ironstone.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Underground the whole country abounds with coal and ironstone.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
The splinters fly from an ironstone boulder not two yards distant, but Andries Botma does not move a muscle.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
The number of ironstone and other mines decreased in the period noticed from 55,907 to 31,606.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 4" by Various
Why, that shell must have struck the high rocks, where the new ironstone lies.
"Sweet Mace" by George Manville Fenn
Ironstone is worked in the neighbourhood of Whickham and elsewhere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The gorge was of considerable length, and was strewn throughout with great boulders of ironstone.
"Two Years on Trek" by Louis Eugène du Moulin
Beds of ironstone, limestone, sandstone and shale lie in many places contiguous to the coal.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
There is a little ironstone, limestone, and a few extraneous fossils.
"Curiousities of Great Britain: England and Wales Delineated Vol. 1" by Thomas Dugdale
Ironstone has been mined at Macmerry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
Ironstone, peat and lime are found in the vicinity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
The name of ironstone remained to that class of pottery which is strong and resistive.
"British Manufacturing Industries" by L. Arnoux
In the neighbourhood ironstone is obtained.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8" by Various
It was hard work carrying the cargo and canoe through the mosquito-stricken ironstone country, and we did not camp till midnight.
"The Barren Ground of Northern Canada" by Warburton Mayer Pike
They consist of three divisions; coal occurs in the upper and lower, ironstone (without coal) in the middle division.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
I've arranged with the ironstone mine manager to draft off a certain number of his miners to Mexico immediately I give the word.
"The Hunchback of Westminster" by William Le Queux
Oolitic ironstones are very abundant in the Cleveland district of Yorkshire and form an important iron ore.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

On Sunday, Ironstone Farm hosted its first Annual Barbara DeNitto Memorial Horse Show for riders with disabilities.
I bought a box of white ironstone china at an auction.
Is there a way to make ironstone white again.
Presentation shows how white ironstone forms adopted by other styles.
Antique ironstone makes a great centerpiece when filled with water and poinsettia blooms.
This photo shows ironstone formed by iron-fixing bacteria.
My very first antique was a chipped Mason's ironstone pitcher.