How to use Portland-stone in a sentence
The only connexion between Portland cement and the place Portland is that the cement when set somewhat resembles Portland stone in colour.
True, it is possible to manufacture Portland cement from Portland stone (after adding a suitable quantity of clay), but this is merely because Portland stone is substantially carbonate of lime; any other limestone would serve equally well.
It is a four sided obelisk made from Portland stone with Bronze and enamel plaques on all four sides of the base.
Faced with Portland Stone the building has a Roman Corinthian portico of six columns.
We set off in sunshine along an old railroad track that was built to take the Portland stone to the coast for shipping out.Advertisement