Swinestone
Swinestone Swine"stone`, n. (Min.) See {Stinkstone}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • swinestone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of German schweinstein; so called from its unpleasant odor : a black bituminous limestone that usually emits a fetid smell when rubbed …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • Simpson — Recorded in the spellings of Symson, Simson and Simpson, this is an Anglo Scottish surname with two distinct possible origins. The first and most generally accepted being a patronymic form of the medieval male name Simme , claimed to be a variant …   Surnames reference

  • Simson — Recorded in the spellings of Symson, Simson and Simpson, this is an Anglo Scottish surname with two distinct possible origins. The first and most generally accepted being a patronymic form of the medieval male name Simme , claimed to be a variant …   Surnames reference

  • Sympson — This interesting surname, with variant spellings Sympson and Simson, has two distinct possible origins, the first and more likely being a patronymic from the medieval male given name Sim(me) , a short form of the Greek personal name Simon ,… …   Surnames reference

  • Symson — This ancient surname is Anglo Scottish. It is recorded in the spellings of Symson, Simson, and Simpson and has two distinct possible origins. The first and most generally accepted being a patronymic form of the medieval male name Simme , claimed… …   Surnames reference

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