Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as phonolite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) An igneous rock of feldspathic composition, lamellar in structure, and clinking under the hammer. See phonolite.

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  • noun phonolite

Etymologies

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clink +‎ stone, from the metallic sound when it is hit.

Examples

  • The crater appears to be composed of a hard grey clinkstone, much fissured; but lower down the mountain, the rock is softer, and has a bluish tinge.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The crater appears to be composed of a hard grey clinkstone, much fissured; but lower down the mountain, the rock is softer, and has a bluish tinge.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

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