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  • Stinkstone — Stink stone , n. (Min.) One of the varieties of calcite, barite, and feldspar, which emit a fetid odor on being struck; called also {swinestone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinkstone — [stiŋk′stōn΄] n. any stone, as some limestones, which gives off a foul smell when rubbed or struck, as from decayed organic matter contained in it * * * stink stone also stink·stone (stĭngkʹstōn ) n. A variety of limestone that emits a… …   Universalium

  • stinkstone — [stiŋk′stōn΄] n. any stone, as some limestones, which gives off a foul smell when rubbed or struck, as from decayed organic matter contained in it …   English World dictionary

  • stinkstone — Anthraconite An*thrac o*nite, n. [See {Anthracite}.] (Min.) A coal black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; called also {stinkstone} and {swinestone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stinkstone — /ˈstɪŋkstoʊn/ (say stingkstohn) noun any of various stones which emit a fetid smell on being struck or rubbed, as from embedded decomposed organic matter …   Australian-English dictionary

  • stinkstone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a stone that emits a fetid smell on being struck or rubbed owing to decomposition of organic matter …   Useful english dictionary

  • swinestone — Stinkstone Stink stone , n. (Min.) One of the varieties of calcite, barite, and feldspar, which emit a fetid odor on being struck; called also {swinestone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthraconite — An*thrac o*nite, n. [See {Anthracite}.] (Min.) A coal black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; called also {stinkstone} and {swinestone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swinestone — Swine stone , n. (Min.) See {Stinkstone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swinestone — Anthraconite An*thrac o*nite, n. [See {Anthracite}.] (Min.) A coal black marble, usually emitting a fetid smell when rubbed; called also {stinkstone} and {swinestone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anthraconite — or stinkstone is a form of black, bituminous bearing marble or calcite which produces an unpleasant odour when struck or rubbed. It is thought to have been formed when limestone is deposited under anaerobic conditions …   Wikipedia


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