• WordNet 3.6
    • n soapstone a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Soapstone See Steatite, and Talc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soapstone A variety of steatite (see talc); specifically, a piece of such stone used when heated for a griddle, a foot-warmer, or other like purpose.
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In literature:

Mr. Hall deserves a leather medal now, and a soapstone monument when he is dead.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Soapstone is a rock composed mainly of the mineral talc.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Tell him to rub your arm evry night before you go to bed, Grandma, and to have a hot soapstone for you.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
It was of solid oak, of a texture as firm and grainless almost as soapstone.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
And Shaky would be a decent man himself if he didn't have to pack soapstones.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
The blue rocks are hollowed like soapstone by the rush of the water.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Two soapstone tubs for extra hard scrubbing at right.
"Campward Ho!" by Unknown
A stove, or a hot soapstone, would have done as well.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
The room was warm; the soapstone heater was doing effective work.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
Used in making { utensils and { Mineral: Soapstone for pots, pipes, etc.
"North America" by Israel C. Russell

In news:

I think I'm more attracted to soapstone and poured concrete has also caught my eye.
Dear Ace, Who made that fabulous soapstone guitar erected in the front of the Music Resource Center on Ridge Street.
Quarried naturally with no synthetics, Saratoga Soapstone offers a unique, soft color with light flowing veins.
When oiled, soapstone exhibits a more dramatic color variation.
Soapstone is extremely durable and requires little maintenance, according to Artisan Group.
They even provide a soapstone pencil to identify your cheeses your guests will be devouring.
Includes set of 6 natural soapstone beverage cubes plus muslin storage bag.