- a small calcareous body, flat on one side and convex on the other, passed between the eye and the eyelid to bring out cinders or other foreign matter.
Origin of eyestone
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Examples from the Web for eyestone
Meanwhile a neighbor, Mrs. Wilbur, suggested putting an eyestone into Halstead's eye to get out the irritating substance.
Anxious to try anything that might relieve Halstead's suffering, the old Squire sent me to borrow the eyestone.
I recalled my wits sufficiently to ask whether he had an eyestone, and if he had, whether he would lend it to us.
He gave me a little glass vial half full of some liquid and told me to drop the eyestone into it when I should get it.
The woman, whose sty had been cured, opened a drawer and took out the eyestone, carefully wrapped in a piece of linen cloth.