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A revolving rock shaped like a disk used for sharpening tools.

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Usage examples (37)
  • One of the excavated areas contains grindstones made of red granite and black basalt.
  • The grindstone was the kind that operated with a pedal, but the pedal had a tendency to stick.
  • And that grindstone is spinning fast and hard.
  • Turning a grindstone is the healthiest thing a boy can do. "
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