lard stone
Steatite Ste"a*tite (-t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste`ar, ste`atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st['e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also {potstone}, {lard stone}, and {soapstone}. [1913 Webster]

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