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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Firestone  \Fire"stone`\  (?;  110),  n.  [AS.  f?rst[=a]n  flint;  f?r 
  fire  +  st[=a]n  stone.] 
  1.  Iron  pyrites,  formerly  used  for  striking  fire;  also  a 
  flint. 
 
  2.  A  stone  which  will  bear  the  heat  of  a  furnace  without 
  injury;  --  especially  applied  to  the  sandstone  at  the  top 
  of  the  upper  greensand  in  the  south  of  England,  used  for 
  lining  kilns  and  furnaces.  --Ure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  firestone 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  flint  that  is  struck  to  light  a  fire 
  2:  a  sandstone  that  withstands  intense  heat;  used  to  line 
  fireplaces  and  furnaces  and  kilns 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Firestone,  CO  (town,  FIPS  26600) 
  Location:  40.12093  N,  104.93400  W 
  Population  (1990):  1358  (455  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 




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