The medieval scribes made constant use of the pumice-stone, for smoothening their vellum and for making erasures.
Polishing the surface with pumice-stone and very cold water.
The shore of this island is very rocky except the place at which we landed, and here I picked up many pieces of pumice-stone.
Pumicing; or, clearing up the surface with pumice-stone and water.
The pumice-stone is then rubbed over the other side of the skin, but without chalk or lime.
One such had in its combination cuttle-bone, brick-dust, and pumice-stone.
pumice-stone: When powdered and mixed with oil is used to rub down surfaces, as the first coat of varnish on an engine.
Then they lay on the sand ten yards from it, and took shots at it with bits of pumice-stone.
The only one which Mr. Flinders had any opportunity of examining was on the east side of pumice-stone river.
A pumice-stone that gives to the Statue of Justice a cleanly, Christian look.
c.1400, from Anglo-French and Old French pomis (13c.), from Late Latin pomicem (nominative pomex, genitive pumicis), from Oscan *poimex or some other dialectal variant of Latin pumex "pumice," from PIE *(s)poi-mo-, a root with connotations of "foam, froth" (see foam (n.)). Old English had pumic-stan. As a verb, early 15c., from the noun.
pumice pum·ice (pŭm'ĭs)
A light, porous, glassy lava, used as an abrasive.