field·stone | \ˈfēl(d)-ˌstōn \

Definition of fieldstone 

: stone (as in building) in usually unaltered form as taken from the field

Examples of fieldstone in a Sentence

They used plain fieldstones as grave markers.

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What’s special about the former farmhouse is that most of the layout of the original structure was maintained, and its original fieldstone walls and deep windowsills still can be seen. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone farmhouse in Cedarburg has grown but kept its rustic vibe," 12 July 2018 Tran designed the interior, going with clear lines, fieldstone, and fluffy, whimsical light fixtures resembling sea anemones. Michael Klein,, "L'anima: Italian BYOB in South Philly from Melagrano duo," 27 June 2018 You might be tempted to collapse for the evening in front of one of the property’s original fieldstone fireplaces. Elizabeth Dunn, WSJ, "A Stress-Free Summer Weekend in the Catskills," 15 June 2018 Steppingstones lead to a space defined by a fieldstone wall. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Parents add a modern wing to their son’s Vermont farmhouse," 15 June 2018 The kitchen sink is set into the island, while the six-burner Wolf stove is recessed into the east wall, framed by New England six-inch fieldstone. Joan Walden,, "Property of the Week: 485 Deercliff Road, Avon," 20 Oct. 2017 The fireplace is faced with fieldstone found on the property. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Classic and Comfortable Living Room," 24 Feb. 2014 Constructed with steel from Cate's father's iron works in Baltimore and granite and fieldstone believed to be sourced from the Hudson Valley area, the castle consists of two stories of living space. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Abandoned 1920s Castle Exists Right Here in the U.S.—and It's for Sale," 8 Aug. 2017 In the face of constant raids from Native Americans, its thick fieldstone walls became a refuge and its gunports a defense. Serena Solomon, New York Times, "A Bold Artist, a Quiet Texas Town and the Heritage of the Borderland," 16 Feb. 2018

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1799, in the meaning defined above

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: a stone that is taken from a field and used in its natural form

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