ayr stone

[ air ]
/ ɛər /

noun

a fine-grained stone used for polishing marble and as a whetstone.

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earnest
Also called snakestone.

Origin of ayr stone

First recorded in 1855–60; named after Ayr

Words nearby ayr stone

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Example sentences from the Web for ayr stone

  • The section is then finished with, say, two minutes emery or water of Ayr-stone dust.

    On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall