[hoh-lee-stohn] /ˈhoʊ liˌstoʊn/
a block of soft sandstone used in scrubbing the decks of a ship.
verb (used with object), holystoned, holystoning.
to scrub with a holystone.
a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a vessel
(transitive) to scrub (a vessel’s decks) with a holystone
soft sandstone used to scrub decks of sailing ships, 1777, despite the spelling, so called perhaps because it is full of holes. As a verb, by 1828.
noun, Eastern Church. 1. the governing council of an autocephalous church, composed of bishops and presided over by the patriarch or another prelate. noun 1. the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches
- Holy terror
noun phrase A troublesome, energetic, and aggressive person: He’s a holy terror around the house (1887+) An exasperating individual, as in He was only five, but he was a holy terror, running wild through the house and throwing whatever he could lay his hands on. The adjective holy here is an intensifier. [ Late 1800s […]
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noun 1. . 2. the Thursday in Holy Week; Maundy Thursday. noun (RC Church) 1. another name for Maundy Thursday 2. a rare name for Ascension Day