Usage examples for sandstone

  1. They were nearing the steep pitch, where the firs overhung the road, which was cut out between huge bowlders of rock and sandstone. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. It is of sandstone and certainly a very singular natural formation. – California 1849-1913 or the Rambling Sketches and Experiences of Sixty-four Years' Residence in that State. by L. H. Woolley
  3. When the noose was pulled ashore, it was found to embrace a large block of sandstone, weighing about twenty- five or thirty pounds! – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  4. " Why, that's like sandstone," cried Colin, in a disappointed tone. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. The stone was a kind of red sandstone. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  6. In 1896, after forty days of incessant rain, a cliff of sandstone slipped into the Yangtse River in China, reducing the width of the channel to eighty yards and causing formidable rapids. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  7. Jimmie found him in the back room on the first floor of an old- fashioned house of sandstone on a side street. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  8. How abundant they were may be gathered from the fact that it is believed their bodies helped consolidate portions of the strata of the English Old Red Sandstone. – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  9. Other footprints are described and figured by Dr. J. Deane in " Ichnographs from the Sandstone of the Connecticut River." – Animals of the Past by Frederic A. Lucas
  10. It came from the eastward, was tolerably watered, and presented some bad broken sandstone country on its north bank. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  11. The Rock itself is a compact limestone, a form of grey dense marble varied by beds of red sandstone. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  12. Although she could see no one, she had the distinct sense of eyes gazing at her from somewhere beyond the narrow circle of light and as she stirred uneasily, she heard a voice that seemed to come from behind the sandstone at her right. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  13. The stems and branches of the chestnuts ranged themselves, tier above tier, like silver pillars, against the red sandstone of the rocks. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  14. South of this, at the mouths of the Oil rivers, they fall off, from a culinary standpoint, though scientifically they increase in charm, as you find hereabouts fishes of extremely early types, whose relations have an interesting series of monuments in the shape of fossils, in the sandstone; but if primeval man had to live on them when they were alive together, I am sorry for him, for he might just as well have eaten mud, and better, for then he would not have run the risk of getting choked with bones. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  15. At eight miles from the start the character of the country changed from the prevailing flats, to a kind of barren sandstone and spenifex ridges. – The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
  16. The grains of sandstone are held together by some cement. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  17. Her terrified gaze swept over the old red sandstone house rising dark and grim against the storm, and over the tangled thickets of garden dank with rain. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. The Old Red Sandstone of Wales, the North of England, and Scotland, consisting of red and grey sandstone and marly beds, with remains of fish. – Sea-Weeds, Shells and Fossils by Peter Gray B. B. Woodward