Definition of limestone
: a rock that is formed chiefly by accumulation of organic remains (such as shells or coral), consists mainly of calcium carbonate, is extensively used in building, and yields lime when burned
Recent Examples of limestone from the Web
Monte Soratte is a soaring limestone ridge north of Rome dominating the Tiber River valley.
Atop the hotel is the limestone roof deck, which offers the requisite pool, hot tub and cabanas with VIP service — the kind of attention that will make or break the Waldorf with Hollywood.
Under the nrestoration, 25 masons from Dan Lepore & Sons Co. in Conshohocken, Pa., dismantled 5,312 pieces of structural and carved limestone, which were cleaned and repaired.
The spacious living area boasts hardwood floors, limestone faced fireplace and built-in shelves to showcase books and collectables.
In another Atlanta home, the paved limestone Robinson used for the front walkway transitions into the foyer.
Future visitors to the new Monticello Library, if your library carts seem to have sprouted limestone slabs or a few extra knobs and handles, do not be alarmed.
On the floor, stepped slabs of limestone will create the feeling of a rock garden.
Ruhl found that limestone — the geological remains of corals and shellfish — vanishes within the first 20,000 years.
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First Known Use of limestone
LIMESTONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of limestone for English Language Learners
: a type of white stone that is commonly used in building
LIMESTONE Defined for Kids
Definition of limestone for Students
: a rock formed chiefly from animal remains (as shells or coral) that is used in building and gives lime when burned
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