Snakestone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snakestone A kind of hone slate or whetstone obtained in Scotland.
    • Snakestone (Paleon) An ammonite; -- so called from its form, which resembles that of a coiled snake.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n snakestone Same as ammonite: from an old popular notion that these shells were coiled snakes petrified.
    • n snakestone A small rounded piece of stone, such as is often found among prehistoric and other antiquities, probably spindle-whorls or the like. Compare adder-stone.
    • n snakestone A kind of hone or whetstone found in Scotland.
    • n snakestone Same as serpent-stone, 1.
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