Definition of Novaculite

1. n. A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate.



Definition of Novaculite

1. Noun. (geology) A form of chert, very rich in quartz, that has been used to make whetstones ¹

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Definition of Novaculite

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Medical Definition of Novaculite

1. A variety of siliceous slate, of which hones are made; razor stone; Turkey stone; hone stone; whet slate. Origin: L. Novacula a sharp knife, razor: cf. F. Novaculite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Novaculite

nousles
nousling
nout
nouthe
nouveau
nouveau-riche
nouveau riche
nouveaux riches
nouvelle
nouvelle cuisine
nouvelles
nova
nova remnant
nova remnants
nova scotia
novaculite (current term)
novaculites
novae
novakite
novalia
novalike
novas
novate
novated
novates
novating
novation
novations
novator
novel

Literary usage of Novaculite

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1897)
"It makes a low rise, exposing novaculite just east of the Amity-Hot Springs ... This anticline can be traced by means of the large novaculite blocks strewn ..."

2. Preliminary Report on the Mineral Resources of Oklahoma by Charles Newton Gould, L. L. Hutchison, Gaylord Nelson (1908)
"N. Gould) novaculite is a very fine grained sandstone, so fine indeed that it ... Some of the finest deposits of novaculite in the United States occur near ..."

3. Outlines of the Geology, Soils and Minerals of the State of Arkansas by Jim G. Ferguson (1920)
"The Arkansas stone is a true novaculite. satisfying all the necessary conditions ... It is the only true novaculite quarried in quantity in this country. ..."

4. Handbook of Aboriginal American Antiquities by William Henry Holmes (1919)
"novaculite QUARRIES, ARK. THE Arkansas quarries are possibly even more extensive than those of Ohio. The stone in the best-known localities is a ..."

5. Laws by Illinois (1919)
"AN ACT to authorize the acquisition by the State of lands containing deposits of novaculite or other substances or materials capable of being used in the ..."

6. Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Zoology of Massachusetts by Massachusetts Geological survey, Edward Hitchcock (1835)
"novaculite. This is a variety of argillaceous slate which is known in the arts under the name of hone, oil stone, turkey stone, and whetstone. ..."

7. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1851)
"... and, in most instances, a peculiar inflection and a preposition are both used. (See Language, and Philology.) novaculite. This stone is commonly known ..."

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