firestone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n firestone a sandstone that withstands intense heat; used to line fireplaces and furnaces and kilns
    • n firestone a piece of flint that is struck to light a fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Firestone A stone which will bear the heat of a furnace without injury; -- especially applied to the sandstone at the top of the upper greensand in the south of England, used for lining kilns and furnaces.
    • Firestone Iron pyrites, formerly used for striking fire; also, a flint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Firestone a kind of sandstone that bears a high degree of heat
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. fȳrstān, flint; fȳr, fire + stān, stone
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

I will, however, give you a firestone for your amusement.
"Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian" by Various
Empty he found it, with only his firestone hanging by the rim, and once again he let it down to be refilled.
"The Field of Clover" by Laurence Housman
But Eudena began to hammer the firestone against a flint.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Firestone, H. S., 119, 125.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
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In news:

Firestone Walker Brewing Company today announced that it has begun brewing beer at its new state-of-the-art brewhouse at the brewery in Paso Robles on California's Central Coast.
Jeannette R ( Firestone ) Picknell, 71, of East Rochester, died at 5:50 pm Sunday at Minerva Eldercare.
She was born April 23, 1941, in New Waterford, the daughter of Richard and Freida (Oehling) Firestone .
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar said Tuesday it is exploring partnerships with tire manufacturers besides Bridgestone Firestone , which has been the sole supplier for the series and under contract through the 2014 season.
Shulamith Firestone , feminist writer, dead from natural causes.
Firestone argued that sex and reproduction should be separate, that babies' conception and gestation should take place in an artificial womb.
Furyk races out to the lead at Firestone .
John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Tiger Woods has won 7 times at Firestone .
The world's best golfers take the South Course at Firestone Country Club today for the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Firestone 's Market on Market.
Don't let her fancy new title fool you, Firestone says.
Firestone ag tires close to the company's roots.
The Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway proved an important point for the IndyCar Series.
Bridgestone/ Firestone has updated three of its most popular tires: the Bridgestone Turanza with Serenity Plus grand touring all-season tire.
The Bachelor, Season 3: Andrew Firestone and Jen Schefft.
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In science:

Firestone, in Tables of Isotopes, 8th ed.: 1998 Update (with CD ROM), edited by S. Y.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
Lifetimes 1/λi , branching ratios bi,j and intensities Ii,j ;k , can be found in (Firestone and Shirley, 1996). A somehow delicate point is the expression to be used for the antineutrino spectra fi,j ;k (E ) of the β decay of nucleus i to the nucleus j into the state k .
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
Information on resonances: adopted energies from ENSDF (Firestone 2004), widths and strengths from Rolfs et al. 1975, and Endt and van der Leun 1978.
Charged-Particle Thermonuclear Reaction Rates: III. Nuclear Physics Input
Alex Firestone (NSF): Regarding the isolated inclusive photon distributions, how plausible is it that at least some of the problem is due to signal extraction above background? Different experiments have different calorimeter resolution and different criteria for photon isolation.
Tests of Perturbative QCD and Jet Physics
Z (Ee ) is the cross section for the K-shell ionization of atom Z by an electron of energy Ee (Quarles 1976) and ωK i Z is the Ki fluorescence yield for atom Z (Firestone 1996, appendix F, and references therein).
X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission Processes
Firestone, Table of Isotopes, edited by V. S.
Gallium Solar Neutrino Experiments: Absorption Cross sections, Neutrino spectra, and Predicted Event Rates
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