Veinstone
Veinstone Vein"stone`, n. (Mining) The valueless nonmetalliferous mineral or rock material which surrounds the ores in a vein, as quartz, calcite, barite, fluor spar, etc.; gangue; matrix; -- called also {veinstuff}. [1913 Webster]

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  • veinstone — [vān′stōn΄] n. GANGUE …   English World dictionary

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  • veinstone — /ˈveɪnstoʊn/ (say vaynstohn) noun → gangue …   Australian English dictionary

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  • veinstuff — Veinstone Vein stone , n. (Mining) The valueless nonmetalliferous mineral or rock material which surrounds the ores in a vein, as quartz, calcite, barite, fluor spar, etc.; gangue; matrix; called also {veinstuff}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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