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]

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  • veinstuff — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: vein (I) + stuff : gangue * * * veinˈstone or veinˈstuff noun Gangue • • • Main Entry: ↑vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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