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[mass noun] A mottled red and green limestone characteristic of the Old and the New Red Sandstone in Britain.
- ‘The soil is loam and the subsoil Old Red Sandstone, interstratified with cornstone at Pippin's Hill in the north.’
- ‘The landscape is punctuated by hills which are often topped with a thin band of limestone known locally as cornstone.’
- ‘It may be noted that the building at the top is an old lime kiln where they used to burn the cornstone to get lime for their fields.’
- ‘These cornstones are only exposed at low water, and occupy a position some 15 ft. or 20 ft. above the Parnell grit.’
- ‘The Bishops Frome Limestone and cornstones of the St Maughans Formation also have been used for this purpose.’
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