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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holystone  \Ho"ly*stone`\,  n.  (Naut.) 
  A  stone  used  by  seamen  for  scrubbing  the  decks  of  ships. 
  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holystone  \Ho"ly*stone`\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  scrub  with  a  holystone,  as  the  deck  of  a  vessel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holystone 
  n  :  a  soft  sandstone  used  for  scrubbing  the  decks  of  a  ship 
  v  :  scrub  with  a  holystone,  as  of  a  ship's  deck 




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