rottenstone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rotten +‎ stone

Noun[edit]

rottenstone (countable and uncountable, plural rottenstones)

  1. (geology) A soft, friable limestone, used in polishes.

Verb[edit]

rottenstone (third-person singular simple present rottenstones, present participle rottenstoning, simple past and past participle rottenstoned)

  1. (transitive) To polish with rottenstone.