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meerschaum

1. a white, yellowish, or pink compact earthy mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate: used to make tobacco pipes and as a building stone. Formula: Mg2Si3O6(OH)4
2. a tobacco pipe having a bowl made of this mineral

meerschaum

[′mir‚shȯm]
(mineralogy)
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8 Meerschaum Pipe Asterism -- Minkowski 1-92 Protoplanetary nebula 11.
In the poorly lit workshop belonging to Maden Sahin, a Turk in his mid-fifties, skilled craftsmen were completing the latest order from Germany for meerschaum pipes.
A fine meerschaum pipe dating from 1880 and modelled with Cupid seducing a female nude.
My other dream is to get a special Meerschaum pipe.
In addition to watercolours, oil paintings, prints and miniatures, there are numerous works of art, from fine linens and musical instruments to carved Meerschaum pipes, fine wood tea caddies, bronze figurines and assorted militaria.
Connoisseurs idealized two mediums of tobacco consumption: Cuban cigars and Greek meerschaum pipes.
In the southern part of the country, sepiolite occurring as irregular lens-like bodies in marls and clays of the Taleh Formation has been worked on an artisan basis, west of El Bur, 370 km north of Mogadishu, for use in meerschaum pipes and decorative ware.