Definition of Holystone

1. Noun. A soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship.

Generic synonyms: Sandstone



2. Verb. Scrub with a holystone. "Holystone the ship's deck"
Generic synonyms: Scour, Scrub

Definition of Holystone

1. n. A stone used by seamen for scrubbing the decks of ships.

2. v. t. To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.

Definition of Holystone

1. Noun. (nautical) A block of soft sandstone used for scrubbing the wooden decks of a ship, usually with sand and seawater; sometimes called a bible. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To scrub the decks with a holystone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Holystone

1. [v -STONED, -STONING, -STONES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holystone

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holy wars
holy water
holy water sprinkler
holy waters
holydam
holydame
holydames
holydams
holyday
holydays
holyhedra
holyhedron
holyness
holynesse
holystone (current term)
holystoned
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holytide
holytides
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homa
homacanth
homage
homageable
homaged
homager
homagers
homages

Literary usage of Holystone

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1. A New, Improved, and Authentic Life of James Allan: The Celebrated by James Thompson, Eneas Mackenzie, Robert Cruikshank (1828)
"In the mean time, a friend informed Allan of their approach, who immediately fled to his uncle's residence at holystone. The two militiamen were fond of ..."

2. Metrical Legends of Northumberland: Containing the Traditions of by James Service (1834)
"(holystone.) " Better converse whole ages with the dead, Pore on a broken marble to retrieve A single letter of a good man's name, Than spend one moment ..."

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