ayr stone

ayr stone
\\ˈa(a)(ə)r-, ˈe(ə)r-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
Etymology: from Ayr, Scotland
: a stone used as a whetstone and for surfacing and polishing

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/air/
a fine-grained stone used for polishing marble and as a whetstone. Also called snakestone.
[1855-60; named after AYR]

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