Pumice stone
Pumice stone Pum"ice stone` Same as {Pumice}. [1913 Webster]

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  • pumice stone — pumice UK [ˈpʌmɪs] / US or pumice stone UK / US noun Word forms pumice : singular pumice plural pumices a) [uncountable] a very light grey stone from a volcano b) [countable] a piece of this stone that you use for rubbing your skin clean and… …   English dictionary

  • pumice stone — pumice stones 1) N COUNT A pumice stone is a piece of pumice that you rub over your skin in order to clean the skin or make it smoother. 2) N UNCOUNT Pumice stone is the same as pumice …   English dictionary

  • pumice stone — Pumice Pum ice, n. [L. pumex, pumicis, prob. akin to spuma foam: cf. AS. pumic st[=a]n. Cf. {Pounce} a powder, {Spume}.] (Min.) A very light porous volcanic scoria, usually of a gray color, the pores of which are capillary and parallel, giving it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pumice stone — noun a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive • Syn: ↑pumice • Derivationally related forms: ↑pumice (for: ↑pumice) • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pumice-stone — pumˈice stone noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pumice …   Useful english dictionary

  • pumice stone — noun A piece of pumice; also used as a collective noun. in the midst a little riuer plaide / Emongst the pumy stones, which seemd to plaine / With gentle murmure, that his course they did restraine …   Wiktionary

  • Pumice stone — Пемза …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • pumice stone — Synonyms and related words: abstergent, cathartic, cleaner, cleaning agent, cleaning solvent, cleanser, cleansing cream, cold cream, cream, dentifrice, depurant, detergent, diuretic, emetic, enema, holystone, lotion, mouthwash, nauseant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pumice — UK [ˈpʌmɪs] / US or pumice stone UK / US noun Word forms pumice : singular pumice plural pumices a) [uncountable] a very light grey stone from a volcano b) [countable] a piece of this stone that you use for rubbing your skin clean and smooth …   English dictionary

  • pumice — [pum′is] n. [ME pomis < OFr < L pumex < IE base * (s)poimno , FOAM] an extremely porous, glassy, extrusive igneous rock typically light enough to float on water, used as an abrasive and in making soaps, polishes, etc.: also pumice stone… …   English World dictionary

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