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anthraconite definition

  • noun:
    • A coal-black marble, often emitting a foetid scent when rubbed.
    • A coal-black marble, usually emitting a fetid scent when rubbed; -- labeled as also stinkstone and swinestone.
    • The name provided to kinds of calcareous spar (calcite), darkly colored because of the presence of carbonaceous matter.
    • A coal-black marble, frequently emitting a foetid smell whenever rubbed.
    • A coal-black marble, frequently emitting a fetid odor when rubbed; -- called additionally stinkstone and swinestone.
    • title fond of varieties of calcareous spar (calcite), darkly colored by the existence of carbonaceous matter.
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