a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals.
a much-weathered limestone, rich in silica: used in powdered form for polishing metal
- Rotten to the core
Thoroughly bad, as in It seems that this police unit is rotten to the core, involved in numerous extortion schemes. The noun core here denotes the central part or heart of anything or anyone. The idiom was first recorded in 1804.
noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. a thoroughly bad, worthless, or objectionable person. noun 1. (slang, mainly Brit) a worthless, unpleasant, or despicable person
noun 1. a seaport in SW Netherlands. 2. a town in E New York, on the Mohawk River. noun 1. a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world’s largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est) Rotterdam […]
noun, Music. 1. rote2 .