2. Verb. (third-person singular of holystone) ¹
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Definition of Holystones
1. holystone [v] - See also: holystone
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holystones
Literary usage of Holystones
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"holystones are smooth on one side at least, and have a small depression on the other to receive the end of a handle or stick by which they are pushed back ..."
2. Under Sail by Felix Riesenberg (1918)
"holystones were brought out and the time-honored couplet of the sea, ... To the steamship hand who holystones like a gentleman, at the end of a long handle, ..."
3. Recollections of James Anthony Gardner: Commander R. N. (1775-1814) by James Anthony Gardner, Richard Vesey Hamilton, John Knox Laughton (1906)
"The holystones and hand organs,1 in requisition twice a week, made our orlop deck as white as the boards of any crack drawing-room, the strictest attention ..."
4. Cruising and Blockading by William Henry Winslow (1885)
"buckets, grinding holystones, flourishing brooms, dirty swabs, and scrapers. ... The steady grind of the holystones and sand upon the deck, the rattle of ..."