A soft stone or composition of pipe clay and pulverized stone used for scouring and whitening hearths or doorsteps.(noun)
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Use "hearthstone" in a sentence
"A lifeless man, lying outstretched on a certain hearthstone, might be found once in a house and awaken no special comment; but when this same discovery has been made twice, if not thrice, during the history of a single dwelling, one might surely be pardoned a distrust of its seemingly home-like appointments, and discern in its slowly darkening walls the presence of an evil which if left to itself might perish in the natural decay of the place, but which, if met and challenged, might strike again and make another blot on its thrice-crimsoned hearthstone."
"A hearthstone was a palm-sized crystal, oval in shape, that was bound by arcane magic to not only its bearer, but a particular place."
"Gathered around her hearthstone was a large family of girls and boys who naturally added much brightness to the household."