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Meaning of "Oamaru stone" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OAMARU STONE

Oamaru stone  [ˈɒməruː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OAMARU STONE

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Oamaru stone is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OAMARU STONE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oamaru stone

Oamaru stone is a hard, compact limestone, quarried at Weston, near Oamaru in Otago, New Zealand. The stone is used for building purposes, especially where ornate moulding is required. The finished stonework has a creamy, sandy colour. It is not strongly resistant to pollution, and can be prone to surface crumbling. Oamaru stone was used on many of the grand public buildings in the towns and cities of the southern South Island, especially after the financial boom caused by the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s. The city of Dunedin and town of Oamaru both have many fine examples of Oamaru stone edifices. The stone was used widely on buildings in many parts of New Zealand, including in the construction of both the Town Hall and the Chief Post Office in Auckland. The stone has been prominently used in combination with the more hard-wearing bluestone basalt found in many parts of the southern South Island, creating a distinctive style of dark grey basalt walls with lighter Oamaru stone facings. Notable buildings to use this combination include the Dunedin Railway Station, Otago University Registry Building, and Christchurch Arts Centre.

Definition of Oamaru stone in the English dictionary

The definition of Oamaru stone in the dictionary is a kind of limestone, of building quality, found at Oamaru on South Island, New Zealand.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OAMARU STONE


Andrew
ˈændruː
bebeeru
bəˈbɪəruː
breakthrough
ˈbreɪkˌθruː
click-through
ˈklɪkˌθruː
crew
kruː
drew
druː
grew
ɡruː
guru
ˈɡʊruː
Hebrew
ˈhiːbruː
Maseru
məˈsɛəruː
Mweru
ˈmwɛəruː
Nauru
nɑːˈuːruː
Nehru
ˈnɛəruː
Peru
pəˈruː
rue
ruː
screw
skruː
threw
θruː
through
θruː
thru
θruː
true
truː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OAMARU STONE

Oakham
oakier
oakies
oakiest
Oakland
oakleaf
Oakley
oaklike
oakling
oakmoss
Oaks
oakum
Oakville
oakwood
oaky
oanshagh
OAP
OAPEC

WORDS THAT END LIKE OAMARU STONE

Blackstone
cornerstone
firestone
gemstone
Gladstone
hearthstone
histone
keystone
kill two birds with one stone
limestone
Livingstone
Maidstone
milestone
rhinestone
rolling stone
sandstone
stepping stone
stone
tombstone
tone
Yellowstone

Synonyms and antonyms of Oamaru stone in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Oamaru stone» into 25 languages

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The translations of Oamaru stone from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Oamaru stone» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

奥玛鲁石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piedra Oamaru
570 millions of speakers

English

Oamaru stone
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Oamaru पत्थर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الحجر أومارو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Oamaru камень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Oamaru pedra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ত্তক্ময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pierre Oamaru
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oaky
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Oamaru Stein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オアマルの石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오아 마루 돌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oaky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá Oamaru
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oaky
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oaky
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pietra Oamaru
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Oamaru kamienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Oamaru камінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

piatră Oamaru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Oamaru πέτρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Oamaru klip
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Oamaru sten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Oamaru stein
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Oamaru stone

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OAMARU STONE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OAMARU STONE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Oamaru stone

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OAMARU STONE»

Discover the use of Oamaru stone in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Oamaru stone and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Journal. Appendix
I Would suggest the forwarding of specimens of the Oamaru stone to this institution, accompanied by such information as might be necessary. Lastly, I venture to suggest that from time to time samples of the stone, in the rough and worked, ...
New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives, 1871
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Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives ...
I would suggest the forwarding of specimens of the Oamaru stone to this institution, accompanied by such information as might be necessary. Lastly, I venture to suggest that from time to time samples of the stone, in the rough and worked, ...
‎1871
3
New Zealand Driving Holidays: 29 New Zealand Holiday ...
A short time later we arrive in Oamaru, which has the largest collection of protected heritage buildings in NZ. Crafted from a creamy-textured local limestone known as Oamaru Stone, these gorgeous Victorian buildings with their huge columns ...
‎2005
4
British and Foreign Building Stones
The specimens from the Rottnest Island quarries are representative examples, resembling in physical character the calciferous sandstones of Scotland. NEW ZEALAND. A white limestone, known as " Oamaru Stone," also distinguished among ...
5
The Oamaru Telegram Issue 193:
You will find really nice examples of both H o N Conifers and Ericas and Callunas in Garden centres in the next few weeks. cre am ed 9 $ 5 5 o This week I sprayed the moss and darkening on all the I Oamaru stone and tiled areas we have.
Oamaru Print and Copy Ltd, 2014
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Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases ...
64: “ A white, granular limestone, called the Oamaru stone, is worked in extensive quarries in the Oamaru district. . . . A considerable quantity has been exported to Melbourne.” Oat-Grass, n. Am'bz'sz'z'rz'a awenarea, F. v. M., N.O. Gramineae.
Edward Ellis Morris, 2011
7
Our Summer in Australia and New Zealand
Looking about, we saw so many Grecian style buildings, we might as well have been in ancient Athens. We later learned that this region of Otago Province is blessed with what is known as Oamaru Stone, a cream colored limestone as fine as ...
Thomas Marshall, 2005
8
Flying Boats: My Father's War in the Mediterranean
... glow of Oamaru stone. Unfinished business between fathers who die young - Taxi Alex was only 61 and Flying Boat Alex only 67 - their sons unprepared for mourning. Using an automatic timer and positioning the camera on a nearby post , ...
Alex Frame, 2007
9
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru through the eyes of the ...
... new “public pleasure gardens”, extensive buildings of the famed white Oamaru stone, two banks, a new Masonic Hall, Steam Saw-mills, a smart new Brewery “ with every modern improvement”, two banks, two Building Societies (George was  ...
Fiona McPherson, 2014
10
New Zealand Business Law Handbook: Strategic Information and ...
Limestone is widely used as a building stone throughout New Zealand, particularly at Oamaru in north Otago, where bricks and blocks of Oamaru Stone are cut. Other limestone resources used for building stone are present near Whangarei, ...
Ibpus.com, International Business Publications, USA, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OAMARU STONE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Oamaru stone is used in the context of the following news items.
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CES ready for new term in temporary premises
... workshops, including Craig Winton's silver jewellery, Kelly Scarrow's three-part knitting, and workshops on felting and Oamaru stone carving. «Wanganui Chronicle, Jul 15»
2
Carving funds sought
... come back in the spring and complete the remaining two to coincide with the biennial Oamaru stone-carving symposium in November. «Otago Daily Times, Jul 15»
3
Old freezer building fire believed suspicious
The Oamaru stone freezer building, opened in February 1886, is one of Oamaru's major historic buildings and thought to be New Zealand's ... «Otago Daily Times, Jun 15»
4
Students unveil artwork 'legacy' at Timaru Boys' High School
An Oamaru stone sculpture called 'Knowledge', created by Timaru Boys' High School students, was unveiled and blessed on Tuesday ... «Timaru Herald, Jun 15»
5
Tourism opportunity on burgeoning cycle trail
“The 220sqm, four-bedroom house is built from Oamaru stone and features internal stone archway, 3.5 metre high ceilings, original fireplaces, ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jun 15»
6
Castle Hill's soaring rocks soothe the soul
Stone masons preferred the more durable Oamaru stone for use on the building's exterior. Ad Feedback. When a school friend and I first visited ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
7
New Zealand's weird and wonderful public art
The sculpture of six large wisdom teeth made from concrete and Oamaru stone by artist Regan Gentry was vandalised days after being ... «Auckland stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
8
Cycle trail may be homestead money spinner
"The 220 sq m, four bedroom house is built from Oamaru stone and features an internal stone archway, 3.5 metre high ceilings, original ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
9
Toilet bock listed for possible sale
The Oamaru stone building, with separate toilets for men and women on each side, were a popular comfort stop for motorists on the ... «Otago Daily Times, May 15»
10
Catholic cathedral to be partially retained
... of Renaissance-style architecture in New Zealand and was innovative for its use of a concrete structure with Oamaru stone cladding. «The Press, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oamaru stone [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oamaru-stone>. May 2022 ».
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