Mountain soap

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mountain soap (Min) a soft earthy mineral, of a brownish color, used in crayon painting; saxonite.
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Usage

In literature:

He walked to the door and looked out across the desert to where the mountains hovered like soap-bubbles on the horizon.
"Arizona Nights" by Stewart Edward White
But Angiola threw down behind her one of the magic balls of yarn, and there arose a great mountain of soap.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
At all grocery stores east of the Rocky Mountains two sizes of Ivory Soap are sold; one that costs five cents a cake, and a larger size.
"Harper's Round Table, May 14, 1895" by Various
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In news:

Florrie Bagel and N'Kenge (left) play guardian angels to Sara Sawyer as Cindy in the upcoming production of SUDS : A Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown.
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