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ayr stone

[air] /ɛər/
noun
1.
a fine-grained stone used for polishing marble and as a whetstone.
Also called snakestone.
Origin of ayr stone
1855-1860
1855-60; named after Ayr
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  • The section is then finished with, say, two minutes emery or water of ayr-stone dust.

    On Laboratory Arts Richard Threlfall

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