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Sleck-stone

The ebon stone used by goldsmiths to slecken (polish) their gold with. Curriers use a similar stone for smoothing out creases of leather; the slecker is also made of glass, steel, etc. (Icelandic, slikr, our word sleek.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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