verb (used with object), ho·ly·stoned, ho·ly·ston·ing.
- holyoake, sir keith jacka,
Origin of holystone
Examples from the Web for holystone
If my boot should leave a stain on the marble, George must not holystone it away.
A small flint or stone having a natural hole in it, and worn as a charm, is also called a holystone.
Birch stooped over his holystone, and Peters turned to go forward again.The Pirate Shark|Elliott Whitney
On deck, the men began to holystone the planks, polish up the brasswork, and make everything shipshape for port.
Word Origin for holystone
soft sandstone used to scrub decks of sailing ships, 1777, despite the spelling, so called perhaps because it is full of holes. As a verb, by 1828.