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veinstone

or vein stone

[veyn-stohn]
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noun
  1. valueless rock or mineral matter occurring in a vein; gangue.
Also called phleb·o·lith [fleb-uh-lith] /ˈflɛb ə lɪθ/.
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  • Very often displacement of the walls again takes place, and the infilling or “veinstone” is torn apart and brecciated.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4

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British Dictionary definitions for veinstone

veinstone

noun
  1. another word for gangue
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