rottenstone
noun Date: 1677 a decomposed siliceous limestone used for polishing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rottenstone — [rät′ n stōn΄] n. a siliceous limestone decomposed to a friable state, used for polishing metals …   English World dictionary

  • rottenstone —    A soft, decomposed limestone. In powder form, rottenstone is used to clean and polish photographs for retouching. Also see abrasive …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • rottenstone — trepelis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Akyta nuosėdinė uoliena iš opalo, turinti 75–90% amorfinio SiO₂. atitikmenys: angl. rottenstone; tripoli rus. трепел …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • rottenstone — /rot n stohn /, n. a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals. [1670 80; ROTTEN + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • rottenstone — noun A soft, friable limestone, used in polishes …   Wiktionary

  • rottenstone — n. brittle and weatherworn stone formed by decomposed siliceous limestone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rottenstone — noun decomposed siliceous limestone used as a powder or paste for polishing metals …   English new terms dictionary

  • rottenstone — rot•ten•stone [[t]ˈrɒt nˌstoʊn[/t]] n. pet a decomposed siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals …   From formal English to slang

  • rottenstone — /ˈrɒtnstoʊn/ (say rotnstohn) noun a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals …   Australian English dictionary

  • rottenstone — noun a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing • Syn: ↑tripoli • Hypernyms: ↑limestone …   Useful english dictionary

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