Definition of Rottenstone

1. Noun. A weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing.

Exact synonyms: Tripoli
Generic synonyms: Limestone



Definition of Rottenstone

1. Noun. (geology) A soft, friable limestone, used in polishes ¹

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Definition of Rottenstone

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rottenstone

rottable
rottan
rottans
rotte
rotten
rotten apple
rotten borough
rotten boroughs
rottener
rottenest
rottenly
rottenness
rottennesses
rottens
rottenstone (current term)
rottenstones
rotter
rotters
rottes
rotting
rottlerin
rottweilers
rottweiller
rottweillers
rotula
rotulae
rotular
rotulas
rotulet

Literary usage of Rottenstone

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1. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"rottenstone. The name rottenstone has been given to the residual product from ... The chemical compositon of rottenstone, as may well be imagined from what ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"rottenstone. The name rottenstone has been given to the residual product from ... The chemical compositon of rottenstone, as may well be imagined from what ..."

3. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1904)
"rottenstone. The name rottenstone has been given to the residual product from ... The chemical compositon of rottenstone, as may well be imagined from what ..."

4. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"The name rottenstone has been given to the residual product from the decay of ... The chemical compositon of rottenstone, as may well be imagined from what ..."

5. The Natural History of the Raw Materials of Commerce: With a Copious List of by John Yeats (1878)
"Rock crystal, quartz, and flint ; sandstones, paving, mill, and building stones ; siliceous sands, rottenstone, Bath bricks, Tripoli powder, Bilin powder, ..."

6. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Robert Haldane, Charles George Warnford Lock (1883)
"Then apply a mixture of 1 part common sulphuric acid and 12 of water, mixed in an earthen vessel, and afterwards polish with oil and rottenstone, ..."

7. Receipts and Remedies: Useful Hints for Everyone on Health, Beauty, Clothing by Louis Andrew Flemming (1908)
"... and rottenstone, using a small piece of felt to do the rubbing. Do not rub too hard. 9. Dark stains on woodwork can be removed by applying oxalic acid ..."

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