holystone


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ho·ly·stone

 (hō′lē-stōn′)
n.
A piece of soft sandstone used for scouring the wooden decks of a ship.
tr.v. ho·ly·stoned, ho·ly·ston·ing, ho·ly·stones
To scrub or scour with a piece of soft sandstone.

[Perhaps from a sailor's kneeling position while scouring with the stone.]

holystone

(ˈhəʊlɪˌstəʊn)
n
(Nautical Terms) a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a vessel
vb
(Nautical Terms) (tr) to scrub (a vessel's decks) with a holystone
[C19: perhaps so named from its being used in a kneeling position]

ho•ly•stone

(ˈhoʊ liˌstoʊn)

n., v. -stoned, -ston•ing. n.
1. a block of soft sandstone used in scrubbing the decks of a ship.
v.t.
2. to scrub with a holystone.
[1815–25]

holystone


Past participle: holystoned
Gerund: holystoning

Imperative
holystone
holystone
Present
I holystone
you holystone
he/she/it holystones
we holystone
you holystone
they holystone
Preterite
I holystoned
you holystoned
he/she/it holystoned
we holystoned
you holystoned
they holystoned
Present Continuous
I am holystoning
you are holystoning
he/she/it is holystoning
we are holystoning
you are holystoning
they are holystoning
Present Perfect
I have holystoned
you have holystoned
he/she/it has holystoned
we have holystoned
you have holystoned
they have holystoned
Past Continuous
I was holystoning
you were holystoning
he/she/it was holystoning
we were holystoning
you were holystoning
they were holystoning
Past Perfect
I had holystoned
you had holystoned
he/she/it had holystoned
we had holystoned
you had holystoned
they had holystoned
Future
I will holystone
you will holystone
he/she/it will holystone
we will holystone
you will holystone
they will holystone
Future Perfect
I will have holystoned
you will have holystoned
he/she/it will have holystoned
we will have holystoned
you will have holystoned
they will have holystoned
Future Continuous
I will be holystoning
you will be holystoning
he/she/it will be holystoning
we will be holystoning
you will be holystoning
they will be holystoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been holystoning
you have been holystoning
he/she/it has been holystoning
we have been holystoning
you have been holystoning
they have been holystoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been holystoning
you will have been holystoning
he/she/it will have been holystoning
we will have been holystoning
you will have been holystoning
they will have been holystoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been holystoning
you had been holystoning
he/she/it had been holystoning
we had been holystoning
you had been holystoning
they had been holystoning
Conditional
I would holystone
you would holystone
he/she/it would holystone
we would holystone
you would holystone
they would holystone
Past Conditional
I would have holystoned
you would have holystoned
he/she/it would have holystoned
we would have holystoned
you would have holystoned
they would have holystoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holystone - a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship
sandstone - a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)
Verb1.holystone - scrub with a holystone; "holystone the ship's deck"
scrub, scour - clean with hard rubbing; "She scrubbed his back"
Translations
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