flagstone

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flagstone:

see siltsilt,
predominantly quartz mineral particles that are between sand size and clay size, i.e., between 1-16 and 1-256 mm ( 1-406 – 1-6502 in.) in diameter. Silt, like clay and sand, is a product of the weathering and decomposition of preexisting rock.
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flagstone

A naturally thin flat stone, normally used as a stepping stone or as outdoor paving; sometimes split from rock that cleaves easily.
See also: Stone

flagstone

[′flag‚stōn]
(geology)
A hard, thin-bedded sandstone, firm shale, or other rock that splits easily along bedding planes or joints into flat slabs.
A piece of flagstone used for making pavement or covering the side of a house.

flagstone, flag, flagging

flagstone: paved walk
A flat stone, usually 1 to 4 in. (2.5 to 10 cm) thick, used as a stepping-stone or for terrace or outdoor paving; usually either naturally thin or split from rock that cleaves readily; sometimes produced by sawing.

flagstone

, flag
a hard fine-textured rock, such as a sandstone or shale, that can be split up into slabs for paving