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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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, slkr, our word sleek.)   1
 


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