Definition of 'limestone'
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You can climb to the top of it where there's a huge limestone pavement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pass through gap in limestone pavement cliff. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These are spectacular limestone caves hidden underneath the castle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many marvellous limestone caves on the island. Collins Traveller - MallorcaIt is part of a complex network of hidden limestone caves. The Sun (2008)It was formed as a limestone cave system in the last ice age when the sea was lower. The Sun (2008)What one can say is that the character of the limestone hills is a product of an ancient sea. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)On the inner side of the island there are truly astonishing vertical limestone cliffs dropping hundreds of metres to the sea. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)On the other, houses back into the limestone cliffs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)By the end of our week we had seen open fields, historic woods and limestone cliffs. The Sun (2014)Great white cliffs appeared, gnarled faces on giant limestone hills. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It led them to two and a half miles of beautiful limestone caves, apparently untouched by Man. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It boasts medieval pink buildings that perch miraculously atop towering white limestone cliffs at Corsica's most southern tip. The Sun (2012)Dinner is informal, service is friendly and the coastal path beckons, for bracing walks along limestone cliffs and red sandstone bays. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Visit tobacco farms to see leaves drying in the sun, explore nearby cave systems in the limestone hills or take horse-riding tours. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To understand the process in which caves are formed, we must begin by examining the origins, nature and structure of the limestone rock itself. Caves and Cave Life (1993)It's hard to credit that trains once rattled under the sheer limestone cliffs and hanging woods where cyclists, walkers and riders now enjoy themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'limestone'
British English: limestone /ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn/ NOUN
Limestone is a white rock which is used for building and making cement.
- American English: limestone
- Arabic: حَجَرُ الْـجِيْرِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: calcário
- Chinese: 石灰石
- Croatian: vapnenac
- Czech: vápenec
- Danish: kalksten
- Dutch: kalksteen
- European Spanish: caliza
- Finnish: kalkkikivi
- French: calcaire
- German: Kalkstein
- Greek: ασβεστόλιθος
- Italian: calcare
- Japanese: 石灰岩
- Korean: 석회석
- Norwegian: kalkstein
- Polish: wapień
- European Portuguese: calcário
- Romanian: calcar
- Russian: известняк
- Spanish: caliza
- Swedish: kalksten
- Thai: หินปูน
- Turkish: kireç taşı
- Ukrainian: вапняк
- Vietnamese: đá vôi
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