from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very hard, dense, even-textured, silica-bearing sedimentary rock used in whetstones.
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- n. A form of chert, very rich in quartz, that has been used to make whetstones
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A very hard, fine-grained rock, used for hones: same as honestone. It is a very silicious variety of clay slate.
_whetstones_ are produced largely from a rock called "novaculite" in
The Central Mountain Ranges are dominated by east-west trending ridges that are characteristically steep and rugged and underlain by resistant sandstone and novaculite (chert).
The sharp, folded and faulted ridges of the Ouachita Mountains (36) are mostly covered in pine – upland hardwood forest and underlain by Paleozoic sandstone, shale, and novaculite (chert).
The Ouachitas are made up of ridges, hills, and valleys formed by the erosion of folded and faulted Paleozoic sandstone, shale, and chert, known locally as novaculite.
In Arkansas, Ecoregion 36e is confined to Round Mountain in western Polk County, where it is underlain by sandstone and shale; novaculite (chert) is absent in contrast to the Central Mountain Ranges (36b).
Ecoregion 36c is underlain by folded and faulted sandstone, shale, and novaculite (chert); the lithologic mosaic is distinct from the Athens Plateau (36a).
These slates constitute a notable feature in the geology of the State, and, in addition to the interest which attaches to the numerous mines along its north-western border, they contain extensive beds of roofing-slates and turkey hones, (novaculite.)
A Guide to Capitalists and Emigrants: Being a Statistical and Descriptive Account of the Several Counties of the State of North Carolina, United States of America; Together with Letters of Prominent Citizens of the State in Relation to the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, &C., and an Account of the Swamp Lands of the State
a cold steel, Laredo bowie, a flint knapping kit with a large novaculite biface and a trained peregrine falcon