Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Word of the day: rottenstone

The word of the day is rottenstone:

a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals. (

"Next he gets the rottenstone and sands the wood on the desk drawer where it has swollen with the weather, and goes over it with the wolf's-head brush."

 - M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans (2012) 

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