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[mass noun] Hard red clay used by North American Indians for tobacco pipes.
- ‘Various analyses of numerous Havana Hopewell platform pipes from Illinois revealed most to be made of Elkhorn Creek pipestone.’
- ‘One red tubular pipe was recognized as Kansas pipestone, which, while normally consisting dominantly of quartz and pyrophyllite, can have traces of both kaolinite and, commonly, muscovite.’
- ‘A similar situation exists with the Mississippian figurines of flint clay that are often misidentified as bauxite or pipestone.’
- ‘The most recent and public difference of opinion over sacredness occurred just this summer, and it concerned a substance called pipestone.’
- ‘Most descriptions of these artifacts attribute the red material to Ohio pipestone or ‘fire-clay.’’
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