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hearthstone

[hahrth-stohn] /ˈhɑrθˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a stone forming a hearth.
2.
home; fireside; hearth.
3.
a soft stone, or a preparation of powdered stone and clay, used to whiten or scour hearths, steps, floors, etc.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English hertston. See hearth, stone
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  • His heart must thrill for the saddle and not for the hearthstone.
  • And long, by board and hearthstone, the living mourned the dead.
  • Cozy loft overlooking the living room with a hearthstone wood burning enamel stove.
  • Now the hearthstone is all that can be seen of the house.
British Dictionary definitions for hearthstone

hearthstone

/ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a stone that forms a hearth
2.
a less common word for hearth (sense 1)
3.
soft stone used to clean and whiten floors, steps, etc
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