freestone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freestone fruit (especially peach) whose flesh does not adhere to the pit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Freestone A stone composed of sand or grit; -- so called because it is easily cut or wrought.
    • a Freestone Having the flesh readily separating from the stone, as in certain kinds of peaches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n freestone Any species of stone composed of sand or grit, as the brownstone or brown sandstone of the eastern United States, much used in building: so called because it is easily quarried.
    • n freestone A freestone peach: distinguished from clingstone. See II.
    • freestone Having, as a fruit, a stone from which the flesh of the fruit separates readily and cleanly, as distinguished from the quality of having a stone to which the flesh clings or adheres firmly: as, a freestone peach.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Freestone an easily quarried stone composed of sand or grit
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. freo; Ger. frei, Ice. frí.

Usage

In literature:

A carriage passed under the gray archway of the red-brick and freestone lodges.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Minerals; shale, soft sandstone, limestone, freestone, iron ore, and some traces of coal.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
The material is a kind of freestone.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
The freestone blocks at the foot of the wall are very large.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
It is a freestone variety of English origin, and needing a little protection in our colder latitudes.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The roadway consisted of heavy flags of freestone.
"The Story of Extinct Civilizations of the West" by Robert E. Anderson
The water was strong coperas, alum, and some nearly fair freestone.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
None but the purest and coldest of freestone will satisfy him.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
We have seen a very heavy crop of York Imperial at its native home on quite thin freestone land.
"The Apple" by Various
The first supplies a white freestone employed for many of the finest buildings in London and elsewhere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Happy bells of eighteen-ninety,
Bursting from your freestone tower!
Recalling laurel, shrubs and privet,
Red geraniums in flower.
"Westgate-On-Sea" by Sir John Betjeman
Oh Peggy was the young thing and bonny as to size;
Her lips were cherries of the spring and hazel were her eyes.
Oh Peggy she was straight and tall as is the poplar tree,
Smooth as the freestone of the wall, and very dear to me.
"Peggy" by John Clare

In news:

The accident, involving two vehicles happened at the intersection of FCR 971 and FCR 930 in Freestone County close to the Limestone County line at approximately 11:20 a.m.
Freestone Peach and Mango Salsa.
The vintners developed the property into Freestone Vineyard Estates, maker of Fogdog wines.
Republican Party Meet Oct 9th- Freestone Co.
Freestone Fitness and Boxing Club offers outlet to kids.
Voters To Decide About Alcohol Sales In Freestone County.
Lyman and Connie Freestone .
"Butch" and Connie Thurgood Freestone of Clinton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Round two of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship was held this past weekend at the Freestone National in Wortham, Texas.
There's a six-mile stretch of freestone river in northwestern Connecticut that, come October, rivals any trout stream in Montana.
Jack Freestone blowing up on the north coast of NSW more.
Like peaches, nectarines can be either yellow- or white-fleshed, clingstone or freestone.
Holland residents Paul Kuiper and Ken Freestone spoke at the ceremony.
He was born Feb 24, 1938, in Freestone County to Jim and Anne McIntyre Latham.
Jack Freestone, Ryan Callinan, and Brent Savage in French beachies.
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