Definition of Portland stone in English:
Limestone from the Isle of Portland in Dorset, highly prized as a building material.
- It contains three distinctive facades and the building is clad in Portland stone which is embellished with a wealth of elaborate carvings.
- Touches include gothic fireplaces made from Portland stone and walls lined with purple velvet and brown, blue and yellow patterned wallpaper.
- The new plan seems set to create a much more significant development more in keeping with its surroundings, unlike the dirty Portland stone and marble facings and 1960s concrete-style structures it replaces.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan