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soapstone

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊpstəʊn
 
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Definition of soapstone in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A soft rock consisting largely of talc. Compare with steatite.
Example sentences
  • Production procedures across granite, marble, sandstone and soapstone, along with case studies complete the picture.
  • Besides seeing a shift in subject matter, she said many Inuit carvers now experiment with different media, going beyond soapstone with works of limestone, silver, ebony or copper.
  • New surfaces are made from chemical compounds and are designed to mimic granite, limestone, marble, slate, or soapstone.

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