Ancaster stone

An·​cas·​ter stone | \ ˈan-ˌka-stər- How to pronounce Ancaster stone (audio) , ˈaŋ- \

Definition of Ancaster stone

: a type of limestone quarried in Britain and sometimes used for building … a perfect Restoration house, built in 1685 of gray Ancaster stone now weathered to a gentle gold …— Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz, Gourmet, December 1982

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First Known Use of Ancaster stone

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ancaster stone

from the village of Ancaster, Lincolnshire, England, near where it is quarried

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“Ancaster stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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