Definition of sandstone
: a sedimentary rock consisting of usually quartz sand united by some cement (such as silica or calcium carbonate)
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The Forrest Cemetery Chapel and Comfort Station, also known as the Ruth Cross Memorial Chapel, were constructed of sandstone blocks quarried on Lookout Mountain in 1935 by WPA workers.
South Euclid was known in the early 20th century for its sandstone quarries, which had its origins in the lake.
The white, paste-like sludge that spilled is a normal byproduct of in-situ uranium mining, in which water mixed with oxygen and baking soda dissolves uranium out of underground sandstone deposits.
The drive into the park winds down into the canyon, past spectacular, soaring, red-hued sandstone walls, through a mile-long tunnel to a visitor's center.
Over the eons, wind and water have carved this landscape into a maze of stunning red sandstone arches and spires.
Dacy said the district preserved the original Nancy Hill Elementary School sign, made of either limestone or sandstone.
Back in the 1850s, the red sandstone Smithsonian Castle was home to the Institution’s first secretary, Joseph Henry, as well as a group of rowdy young scientists.
The 300-million-year-old sandstone and quartzite, 35-foot ledges offer some 50 climbing routes as described on climbmidwest.com.
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Definition of sandstone for English Language Learners
: a type of soft stone that is made from grains of sand stuck together
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Definition of sandstone for Students
: rock made of sand held together by a natural cement (as of calcium carbonate)
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