• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tile-stone a tile:
    • Tile-stone (pl., geol.) the uppermost group of the Silurian period, consisting of a reddish, thin-bedded, slightly micaceous sandstone
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tigele—L. tegulategĕre, to cover.


In literature:

As far as it has been penetrated, it consists mainly of rubbish-loose bricks, tiles, and fragments of stone.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon" by George Rawlinson
Now they have begun to roof the houses with stone, that is, tile.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIII, 1629-30" by Various
Covered drains, under drains or blind ditches are water passageways made of brush, poles, stones, tiles, etc.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
The building before them had low, thick walls, of undressed stones, and a heavy roof over it covered with tiles.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
It should be said that the zinc roof of the north transept was a necessity, as the old roof of stone tiles proved to be too heavy.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
This covering may have been of lead, but possibly of stone tiles or wooden shingles.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Thomas Perkins
He envied the brutes; he envied the very stones on the street, and the tiles on the houses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The house is of stone, with thick white walls and roof of tiles.
"Amerigo Vespucci" by Frederick A. Ober
They caused the very stones in the streets and tiles on the houses, as he says, to band themselves together against him.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Having a farm destitute of stones, before tiles were known among us, we made several experiments with covered drains filled with brush.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French

In news:

The basics (A book for Tile and Stone Pros).
Hikari means "brightness/light" in Japanese, and Hikari glass tiles from Stone & Pewter Accents reflect their namesake.
Wholesale Tile & Stone Expo Comes to Pennsylvania.
Arley Wholesale is hosting its 8th Annual Wholesale Tile & Stone Exposition from 9 am to 5 pm on June 15, 2010, in Pennsylvania.
Best of Year Winner, Floorcovering: Tile & Stone: Crossville, Inc — UltiMetal.
RoVal engineers Tile & Stone Cleaner.
Each mosaic is made to fit the space where it will be placed and is crafted from glass, stone or ceramic tiles.
Masonry firm Absolute Tile and Stone wants to update its business to be more environmentally friendly - profitably.
Emser Tile, designer and marketer of floor, wall and counter tile and natural stone has launched its enhanced Web site, www.
Coverings seeks stone and tile projects for 2012 Installation and Design Awards.
The living space is floored in travertine tile and features a stone fireplace and heavy wood beamed ceiling.
Long Associated with high-end quality designs, stone and tile are now playing an even greater role in contemporary residential and commercial projects.
"Bordeaux" stone-look porcelain tile collection introduced by American Olean.
Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA introduces Venetian Glass, reflective glass accent tile that adds new light to walls of porcelain, stone and metal tile.
I wanted to share this project that I'm so proud of: a custom built coffee table with marble stone tiles on top.