• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Pumicate To make smooth with pumice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only rock that floats in water is pumice.
    • pumicate To make smooth with pumice.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pumicatus, p. p. of pumicare, to pumicate, fr. pumex,. See Pumice


In literature:

Here, Oliver, lad, look at the great pieces of scoria and pumice.
"Fire Island" by G. Manville Fenn
You know what this is in the case of a sponge, or pumice stone.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The horse would be equally free from "drop" and "pumiced" sole, seedy toe, thrush, and kindred complaints.
"Rational Horse-Shoeing" by John E. Russell
Rub into the periphery a paste of sifted powdered pumice stone and water.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The cloud was mixed with quantities of pumice and fragments of what appeared to be black glass.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Masses of floating pumice encumbered the strait.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The peak itself is very steep, and its ascent is rendered yet more arduous by the pumice-stone which rolls away beneath the feet.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
After the stone is clean rub it smooth with Pumice Stone, keeping it wet with water.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
Fillings should be burnished and then polished with a fine strip, or moistened pumice on a linen tape.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
At this date, smoke, pumice, and cinders, fell without intermission.
"Through the Malay Archipelago" by Emily Richings

In news:

Mysterious pumice "island" in Pacific explained.
The streamers of pumice (likely each less than a few kilometers across) from the July 18, 2012 eruption of Havre seamount spreading across the Pacific Ocean.
The Source of Kermadec Island Pumice Raft.
Terra image of the Havre plume and pumice , taken on the morning of July 18, 2012.
Volcanic Ash and Pumice From Puyehue.
The power of pumice .
The Source of Kermadec Island Pumice Raft .
Terra image of the Havre plume and pumice, taken on the morning of July 18, 2012.
Volcanic ' raft ' likely a result of pumice being released by an underwater volcano near New Zealand.
At the end of the summer, we had a volcanic mystery that took people across the planet to solve – the occurrence of a pumice raft in the sea near the Kermadec Islands.
Volcanic Ash and Pumice From Puyehue.
Scientists say the floating field of golf ball-sized pumice probably came from an underwater volcano and not from the eruption of Mount Tongariro.
But the fields below Mt Teide are mostly pumice-stone, dominated by Spain's highest peak (3,817 metres).
Chi-square analysis was used to compare the number of bracket failures between the pumice and fluoride varnish groups and the number of patients in each group experiencing at least one bond failure.
Cornell Farm's custom blend (includes pumice - great for containers ).

In science:

Glasses have been of use to mankind from early on, be it as arrowheads for the stone age people of Corsica and the Americas, the obsidian battle axes and swords of the Aztecs, pumice scrappers for animal hides, or the tektite ornaments and fertility symbols of our ancestors.
Formulation of thermodynamics for the glassy state: configurational energy as a modest source of energy