Hearthstone

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Hearthstone

A single large stone forming the floor of a fireplace; materials such as firebrick and fireclay products, used to form a hearth.

hearthstone

1. A single large stone forming the floor of a fireplace.
2. Materials such as firebrick, fireclay products, concrete, etc., used to form a hearth.
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He has been standing on the hearthstone with his back to the smoked chimney-piece, and now turns round with his glasses to his eyes.
Having thus assured a solitude around his hearthstone Mr Verloc walked into the parlour, and glanced down into the kitchen.
The very furniture of the room seemed to mellow and deepen in its tone; the ceiling and walls looked blacker and more highly polished, the curtains of a ruddier red; the fire burnt clear and high, and the crickets in the hearthstone chirped with a more than wonted satisfaction.
The memories come from battlefields, patriot graves, "every living heart," and hearthstones, a symbol of peoples' homes and communities.
the mystic chords of memeory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The evidence includes hearthstones, animal bones and flint implements.
Open replaces in the drawing and dining rooms have polished marble surrounds and mantels, with slate hearthstones.
The flagstones of your heart have become hearthstones.
Two stelae and one building, or three stelae are said to reproduce the hearthstones model.