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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: touchstone(0.02116 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to touchstone.
English → English (WordNet)
n : a basis for comparison; a reference point against which
other things can be evaluated; “they set the measure for
all subsequent work” [syn: standard, criterion, measure]
English → English (gcide)
Touchstone \Touch"stone`\, n.
1. (Min.) Lydian stone; basanite; -- so called because used
to test the purity of gold and silver by the streak which
is left upon the stone when it is rubbed by the metal. See
2. Fig.: Any test or criterion by which the qualities of a
thing are tried. --Hooker.
The foregoing doctrine affords us also a touchstone
for the trial of spirits. --South.
Irish touchstone (Min.), basalt, the stone which composes
the Giant's Causeway.