This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
Stones. Stone is a general term for all hard, brittle, or insoluble bodies. Having spoken of Precious Stones, we have now to notice the more common kinds; as Marble, Porphyry, Alabaster. Portland stone, etc.
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