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  • n. A soft, compact variety of talc, being an altered pyroxene, sometimes worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene. It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of massive talc or steatite. It has a fine compact texture, and is worked in the lathe into inkstands and other articles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a kind of soft talc; sometimes used as wood filler

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