meerschaum

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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]
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3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The founder of Paykoc Imports, an importer of top-quality Eastern and Turkish products including beautiful Moscow Mule copper mugs, meerschaum pipes, Nimet porcelain, and many unique gifts is pleased to announce that the company is now offering lower prices on all of their copper mugs.
Although the sculptured Meerschaum pipe is most commonly associated with Germany, the best raw meerschaum in the world is mined in Turkey.
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.