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The word limestone is a noun.  Limestone means (1) a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word limestone.
  • Fireplaces and Accessories
    Visit this fireplaces and accessories retailer directory to find fireplace and fireplace accessories retailers in the United States. The photo on this web page depicts a classic limestone fireplace.
    https://retail.regionaldirectory.us/fireplaces-and-accessories/
  • Water Softeners
    Water softeners remove the calcium and magnesium from water and are often used in home and commercial applications to soften water that has come in contact with limestone and other sediments.
    http://www.watersofteners.us/
  • Geographia - Turks and Caicos
    Known for their dramatic limestone cliffs and caves, the Turks and Caicos islands are grouped around a shallow underwater plateau that provides excellent scuba diving and snorkeling conditions.
    http://www.geographia.com/turks-caicos/
The following articles provide recent limestone-related news.
  • Ancient tomb discovered in Egypt dating back 2,500 years
    A tomb dating back 2,500 years has been discovered in Egypt, containing a limestone statue of one of the owners' family.
    Sky News.  Saturday, 04 May 2019 13:36:00 +0100.
  • Jaw from a mysterious human species shows early embrace of the high life
    Four decades ago, a monk came to pray at a limestone cave 3.2km above sea level in the Tibetan Plateau. There the monk found half of a human mandible. He took the bone from the cave, and his village gave it to scientists ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Thursday, 02 May 2019 08:44:10 +1200.
  • In war-torn Syria, an ancestor of Notre-Dame still stands
    An arched entrance flanked by two towers, elaborate carvings and a broad-aisled nave: a 5th century limestone church in northwestern Syria is the architectural forerunner of France's famed Notre-Dame cathedral. ...
    Yahoo.  Friday, 19 Apr 2019 10:25:52 -0400.
  • Using bacteria to protect roads from deicer deterioration
    Special bacteria that help form limestone and marble could soon have a new job on a road crew. Recent research shows how the bacteria, called Sporosarcina pasteurii, can be used to prevent the road degradation caused by ice-melting salt.
    Science Daily.  Tuesday, 09 Apr 2019 13:58:31 EDT.
  • Mummy of Pharaoh's Official Discovered Inside Limestone Sarcophagus in Egypt
    The mummified remains of a high-ranking official named Khuwy were discovered in a colorful tomb that dates back 4,400 years.
    Live Science.  Thursday, 04 Apr 2019 06:57:00 EDT.
  • Why Texas Just May Be the Best State for Fall Foliage
    With its rolling prairies and limestone cliffs, historic towns and oak-filled nature parks, Texas Hill Country is a land apart
    Smithsonian.  Monday, 27 Aug 2018 16:03:51 +0000.
  • Archeologists find remains of Roman-era temple in Egypt
    The Antiquities Ministry said Thursday that the temple, which dates back to the reign of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, was found near the Siwa Oasis in the western desert. It includes the foundations of a large limestone building.
    CBC News.  Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:41:40 EDT.
  • Human Cost of Egypt's Lucrative Limestone Quarries
    In the Egyptian province of Minya, thousands of men toil in backbreaking, often dangerous conditions in the region's limestone quarries. The stone they produce is an important source of cash for the province, but the human cost is enormous.
    Voice of America.  Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:23:00 -0400.
The following digital image illustrates the word limestone.
Limestone at Yellowstone National Park
Limestone at Yellowstone National Park

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