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Definition of Bath stone in English:


[mass noun]
A type of oolitic limestone found especially near Bath in SW England, grey to yellowish in colour and used in building and sculpture.
Example sentences
  • The narrow roads add to the town's character and are lined with grey buildings built out of Bath stone.
  • An article written for the Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine two years after the discovery in 1944 explained how workmen stumbled upon the coffin which had been cut from Bath stone.
  • A striking contrast of old and new, one half of the house is made up of an 1870s gamekeeper's cottage, with thick walls of Bath stone and tiny windows.
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