Steatitic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Steatitic (Min) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, steatite; containing or resembling steatite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • steatitic Of or pertaining to steatite or soapstone; made of steatite.
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Usage

In literature:

The rock constituting the cliffs along the shore where we were encamped, is a talcous rock, or steatite, with brown spar.
"The Life of Kit Carson" by Edward S. Ellis
The body is of cast-iron; the cover, funnel, and chimney are of tin; and the burner is of steatite.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
The other minerals so common are the varieties of steatite.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882" by Various
Inside this were four caskets of steatite (a sacred stone among the Buddhists), each containing small portions of burnt human bone.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Some were smoking short chibouques, with stems of wood and bowls of soft steatite colored a yellowish red.
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
A large pipe of gray steatite; the bowl is square and about 3 inches in length, by 1 in diameter.
"Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made" by William H. Holmes
He saw the natives eating steatite.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Three of them were carved out of steatite, being skillfully cut and polished.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
In one tomb there was found, with undoubted Libyan pottery, a green steatite cylinder of a type known in the Old Kingdom.
"El Kab" by J.E. Quibell
The steatite vases with reliefs are of great importance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
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In poetry:

The merchants brought him steatite from Sidon
in their painted ships:
The meanest cup that touched his lips was
fashioned from a chrysolite.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde