slocking stone

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slocking stone (plural slocking stones)

  1. (Britain, dialect, Cornwall) A rich piece of ore displayed in order to tempt people to embark in a mining enterprise.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for slocking stone in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)