meerschaum

Part of speech: noun

A soft, light mineral, or a pipe made of it.

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Usage examples "meerschaum":

  1. Maltravers had recourse to the meerschaum. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Finally, when he was comfortably abed and puffing away at a short meerschaum, he turned to his comrade, stared at him for an instant, and then called him by name, twice. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. Many a fine meerschaum keeps up its cheerful fire on a shilling a- week. - "Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce", E. R. Billings.