A dark selection of sandstone a lot useful for building functions
- a reddish brown sandstone; used in structures
- a-row household built of brownstone; reddish-brown in shade
- A dark selection of sandstone, a lot utilized for building functions.
"dark sandstone," 1858, from brown (adj.) + rock (n.). As "house or building fronted with brownstone" from 1948.
(n.) A dark variety of sandstone, much useful for building purposes.
Limestone, brownstone and brick-clay also abound in the vicinity; and besides mines and quarries, the city has extensive manufactories of iron, steel, chains, and nuts and bolts.