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buhrstone

[ bur-stohn ]
/ ˈbɜrˌstoʊn /
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noun
a variant of burstone.
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British Dictionary definitions for buhrstone

buhrstone

burstone or burrstone

/ (ˈbɜːˌstəʊn) /

noun
a hard tough rock containing silica, fossils, and cavities, formerly used as a grindstone
a grindstone or millstone made of this rock

Word Origin for buhrstone

C18 burr, perhaps identical to burr 1 (alluding to roughness)
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