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Holystoned vs. Holystone

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Holystonedverb

simple past tense and past participle of holystone

Holystonenoun

(nautical) A piece of soft sandstone used for scouring the wooden decks of ships, usually with sand and seawater.

Holystonenoun

A stone with a naturally-formed hole, used by Yorkshiremen for good luck.

Holystoneverb

(transitive) To use a holystone.

Holystonenoun

A stone used by seamen for scrubbing the decks of ships.

Holystoneverb

To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.

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Holystonenoun

a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship

Holystoneverb

scrub with a holystone;

‘holystone the ship's deck’;

Holystone

Holystone is a soft and brittle sandstone that was formerly used in the Royal Navy and US Navy for scrubbing and whitening the wooden decks of ships. A variety of origins have been proposed for the term, including that such stones were taken from broken monuments of St.

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