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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A light glass formed on the surface of some lavas v. - Rub with a light glass stone in order to clean or to smooth.

Usage examples (30)
  • The name pumice is derived from the Latin word pumex, meaning foam.
  • Porous volcanic rock called pumice and Southern pine bark.
  • Great deposits of sulphur and pumice were observed.
  • He was a man of heart, but as dry as a pumice-stone. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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