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Hard red clay (catlinite) used by North American Indians for tobacco pipes.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Various analyses of numerous Havana Hopewell platform pipes from Illinois revealed most to be made of Elkhorn Creek 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.’’
- ‘A similar situation exists with the Mississippian figurines of flint clay that are often misidentified as bauxite or pipestone.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.