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noun as in touchstone

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The flows from Kibo include nepheline and leucite basanite lavas rich in soda felspars.

Basanite is also known as Lydian stone or touchstone on account of its use for trying the purity of metals.

Basanite, bas′an-īt, n. a kind of quartz serviceable for testing the purity of the precious metals by the marks made.

Or is he a kind of basanite for bunches, and do they come out on us at the sight of him?


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basanite, such as: barometer, criterion, benchmark, check, example, and gauge.

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