Novaculite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Novaculite (Min) A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • novaculite A very hard, fine-grained rock, used for hones: same as honestone. It is a very silicious variety of clay slate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Novaculite nō-vak′ū-līt a hone-stone.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. novacula, a sharp knife, razor: cf. F. novaculite,

Usage

In literature:

The finest of the novaculite rocks of central Arkansas are quarried near the city.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7" by Various
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