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- n a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship
- v scrub with a holystone
holystone the ship's deck
- Six days shalt thou labor and do all thou art able, And on the seventhholystone the decks and scrape the cable.
- She plans to spend the coming winteras if in an attempt to holystone an overstuffed literary positionverse-pamphleteering about current events.
- When the mutineers try to make the captain holystone the deck, he kills the sober ringleader and is killed himself.