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buhrstone

[bur-stohn] /ˈbɜrˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
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buhrstone

/ˈbɜːˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a hard tough rock containing silica, fossils, and cavities, formerly used as a grindstone
2.
a grindstone or millstone made of this rock
Word Origin
C18 burr, perhaps identical to burr1 (alluding to roughness)
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