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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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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.
Connoisseurs idealized two mediums of tobacco consumption: Cuban cigars and Greek meerschaum pipes.
Cano's portfolio extends well beyond Pi Synesthesia and contains more than 100 works drawing largely upon his youth in his native Turkey and his love of meerschaum pipes.
Meerschaum is easily carved and figurative meerschaum pipes, like the example shown here, were once popular both with smokers and collectors, although less so these days.
BBC One Wales, tomorrow, 9pm Holmes and Watson go all 21st century, swapping Meerschaum pipes (not that he smoked one of these, he preferred a long cherry-wood or clay number in the original stories) for nicotine patches and service revolvers for blogs.