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Shell ore, block ore, and limestone also exist in abundance.

This "fur" is carbonate of lime, the same sort of substance as limestone and chalk.

Limestone is even more dangerous if any pollution exists in the vicinity.

Ten miles in less than half a day, and limestone walls below.

Falls of sandstone and limestone are repulsive to both theologians and scientists.

The soil a sharp, stony land; no limestone south of the above river.

Timothy and blue grass are most productive on cool, limestone soils.

It is harder and less readily attacked by acids than limestone.

Could limestone be completely decomposed if heated in a closed vessel?

Some limestone is decomposed by the heat, forming calcium oxide.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from lime (n.1) + stone (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LIMESTONE

sedimentary rock

nounrock formed from sediment
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