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Webster 1913 Edition


Hornstone

Horn′stoneˊ

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Noun.
(Min.)
A siliceous stone, a variety of quartz, closely resembling flint, but more brittle; – called also
chert
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hornstone

HORN'STONE

,
Noun.
A siliceous stone, a subspecies of quartz. It is divided by Jameson into splintery, conchoidal, and wood-stone. [See Chert.]

Definition 2022


hornstone

hornstone

English

Noun

hornstone (countable and uncountable, plural hornstones)

  1. hornfels