flagstone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flagstone stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Flagstone A flat stone used in paving, or any rock which will split into such stones. See Flag, a stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flagstone A grit or sandstone naturally separating in layers of suitable thickness for flagging; any rock which splits or is capable of being readily split into tabular plates or flags. Usually the layers are parallel to the bedding or stratification of the rock; but there are cases in which the lamination of the material available for flagging is the result of cleavage or jointing.
    • n flagstone A flat stone used in paving.
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Usage

In literature:

Others, kneeling on the flagstones, prayed with concentrated attention or read their mass.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Then he began to count the flagstones on the floor of the passage.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
I was glad to set foot on the flagstones, and to escape from the crowd that had assembled to receive the mail.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cab after cab rolled up over the flagstones and teemed out people and properties.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
I heard hurried footsteps across the flagstoned flooring and a minute later felt a steel needle penetrating my abdomen.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
His house was one of those little, solid, gray limestone cottages, with gray flagstone roofs, which abound in the Peak.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
A huge oak tree grew before it, and a flagstone walk led up to the veranda steps.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
His son threw himself sobbing on the ground, and moistened the flagstones with his tears.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
The streets were absolutely deserted as I left the restaurant and my footsteps echoed upon the flagstones.
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
They walked on, heels in unison pounding the wet flagstones.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
The flagstones of the sidewalks were broken, and the walks themselves ill kept.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
They were on the terrace then, a flagstoned space with a low wall.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
The floor is made of clay, excepting the spots under the funeral pyres, where it consists of large flagstones.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
Over all there was laid a layer of earth, a floor of logs or a pavement of flagstones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The sun comes out, warm and bright, and the flagstones of the sidewalk soon begin to steam like the wooden planks of the board walk.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
He unfastened one of the screen doors and stepped out onto a flagstone path that wound around the corner of the house toward the front.
"Ye of Little Faith" by Roger Phillips Graham
It was Ollie Johnson, stumbling hatless up the flagstone path.
"Backlash" by Winston Marks
The entry is paved with flagstones, and there are stone seats on each side.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
We were six stories up, and right below were the sidewalk flagstones.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
A chorus of laconic inquiry greeted him as soon as his firm step rang out upon the flagstones.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
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In poetry:

I know the corner where it lies,
Is but a dreary place of rest:
The charnel moisture never dries
From the dark flagstones o'er its breast,
"Severed and gone" by Anne Bronte
The generations of the worm
Know not your loads piled on their soil;
Their knotted ganglions shall wax firm
Till your strong flagstones heave and toil.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley
And underneath the slender crowns of cypress,
Deep in the earth beneath the flagstones laid,
In order by battalion and by squadron,
The British troops are drawn up on parade.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
Forgael. Where the world ends
The mind is made unchanging, for it finds
Miracle, ecstasy, the impossible hope,
The flagstone under all, the fire of fires,
The roots of the world.
"The Shadowy Waters: The Shadowy Waters" by William Butler Yeats
Abandoned pavements, that the trees'
Huge roots have wrecked, whose flagstones feel
No more the sweep of draperies;
And sunken curbs, whereon no wheel
Grinds, nor the gallant's spur-bound heel.
"A Street Of Ghosts" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then, God forgive my youth, forgive my careless tongue!
I scoffed, as the chill chains on the damp flagstones rung;
"Confined in triple walls, art thou so much to fear,
That we must bind thee down and clench thy fetters here?"
"The Prisoner: Pt 1" by Emily Jane Bronte

In news:

A flagstone patio replaces an old rotten deck.
A Flagstone Patio Replaces an Old Rotten Deck.
In place of her old driveway and flagstone paving, crushed decomposed granite planted with small blue-green agaves now surrounds the oaks, allowing air and water to reach tree roots.
A Seven for Ten production in association with Flagstone Features, DOT Pictures, Badminton Stamps Films.
They are frequently planted in paths among flagstones or bricks.
To build it, Scott used tumbled flagstones, which are rolled in a large drum to soften jagged edges and impart a handsome aged appearance.
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