Clinkstone
Clinkstone Clink"stone` (?; 110), n. [Clink + stone; -- from its sonorousness.] (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See {Phonolite}. [1913 Webster]

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  • clinkstone — [kliŋk′stōn΄] n. former term for PHONOLITE * * * …   Universalium

  • clinkstone — [kliŋk′stōn΄] n. former term for PHONOLITE …   English World dictionary

  • clinkstone — Phonolite Pho no*lite, n. [Phono + lite: cf. F. phonolithe.] (Min.) A compact, feldspathic, igneous rock containing nephelite, ha[ u]ynite, etc. Thin slabs give a ringing sound when struck; called also {clinkstone}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clinkstone — n. phonolite; fine grained igneous rock; light colored volcanic rock composed mainly of feldspars (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clinkstone — /ˈklɪŋkstoʊn/ (say klingkstohn) noun any of several varieties of phonolite which give out a ringing sound when struck …   Australian English dictionary

  • clinkstone — n. a kind of feldspar that rings like iron when struck …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abernethy —    1) ABERNETHY, a parish, in the counties of Inverness and Elgin, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from Grantown; containing, with Kincardine, 1832 inhabitants, of whom 1083 are in Abernethy proper. This parish, to which that of Kincardine was annexed… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Kilconquhar —    KILCONQUHAR, a parish, in the district of St. Andrew s, county of Fife; containing, with the port of Earlsferry, the market town of Colinsburgh, and the village of Barnyards, 2605 inhabitants, of whom 334 are in the village of Kilconquhar, 1½… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Prestonkirk —    PRESTONKIRK, a parish, in the county of Haddington, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Haddington; containing, with the village of Linton, 1869 inhabitants. This place, originally called Linton from the principal village, assumed at the time of the… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Clinker — Clink er (kl[i^][ng]k [ e]r), n. [From clink; cf. D. clinker a brick which is so hard that it makes a sonorous sound, from clinken to clink. Cf. {Clinkstone}.] 1. A mass composed of several bricks run together by the action of the fire in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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