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freestone

[′frē‚stōn]
(botany)
A fruit stone to which the fruit does not cling, as in certain varieties of peach.
(geology)
Stone, particularly a thick-bedded, even-textured, fine-grained sandstone, that breaks freely and is able to be cut and dressed with equal facility in any direction without tending to split.

freestone

Fairly fine-grained stone that works easily; has no tendency to split in any preferential direction; esp. suitable for carving and elaborate milling; usually a sandstone or a granular limestone.
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Freestone acknowledged: ``I know it's going to be about results once the new season kicks off.
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It was very quiet in that changing room," says Freestone, now 45, reflecting on a memory from 19 years ago as though it was yesterday.
Freestone first joined Swansea on loan from Chelsea in 1989 and the last match of his initial stay was against Cardiff at home.
While acknowledging the dark old days, Freestone is now keen to focus on the incredible progress his beloved Swans have made in recent seasons.
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Freestone said: "I'm absolutely delighted to have put all the uncertainty behind me.
Freestone was born in Safford, Arizona, on July 28, 1898.
Freestone, who has now scored ten in eight starts for United, added a second from the penalty spot in the 74th minute after Beard was upended by Steve Aris.
The residues of dioxin left over in the ash were below the lowest amounts our analytical equipment can detect, which is two tenths of a part per billion," Frank Freestone, the EPA's project manager at the Missouri test site, said in a telephone interview this week.
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