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soap·stone

 (sōp′stōn′)
n.
A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc. Also called steatite.

[From its smooth soapy feel.]

soapstone

(ˈsəʊpˌstəʊn)
n
(Minerals) a massive compact soft variety of talc, used for making tabletops, hearths, ornaments, etc. Also called: steatite
[C17: so called because it has a greasy feel and was sometimes used as soap]

soap•stone

(ˈsoʊpˌstoʊn)

n.
a massive variety of talc with a soapy feel, used for hearths, washtubs, etc. Also called steatite.
[1675–85]

soap·stone

(sōp′stōn′)
A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soapstone - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feelsoapstone - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
Translations

soapstone

[ˈsəʊpstəʊn] Nesteatita f
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Sometimes they are polished with soapstone and sand, till they shine within like silver punch-bowls.
A fossil patriot of the early agricultural period, found in the old red soapstone underlying Kansas; characterized by an uncommon spread of ear, which some naturalists contend gave him the power of flight, though Professors Morse and Whitney, pursuing independent lines of thought, have ingeniously pointed out that had he possessed it he would have gone elsewhere.
PS119, John Lewis SOAPSTONE HAND-CARVED ELEPHANT BOOKENDS: The Fair Trade bookends are carved from a single piece of solid soapstone.
The more pronounceable among them is the soapstone industry, where they exploit the soft stone for art purposes.
Tulikivi Oyj acquires natural stones and manages soapstone deposits, as well as designs and manufactures fireplaces, facades, interior decoration and landscaping stones and semi finished products.
The Sherwan deposit is the major producer of soapstone in the country.
PESHAWAR -- Elders of Chamkani Gandao Kurram tribal district Thursday called upon Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and other high ups to take notice of the closure of soapstone mines by district administration allegedly on the behest of some local influential people.
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Both gut-renovated, the kitchen and pantry offer handcrafted cabinetry, marble countertops, and a soapstone sink.
They help to retain great flavour, and come in a set of nine soapstone cubes.
My answer: honed marble (statuary or Carrara are my favorites) or soapstone because I like their mellow look juxtaposed with my kitchen's polished-nickel fixtures and semigloss-painted cabinets.
It was there that she got the idea to pursue one of her childhood hobbies: carving soapstone."Art was my hobby while in school, and I occasionally engaged in competitions," she says.