Years ago this black, flint-like stone would be rubbed on silver or gold to test its purity. These days, the word has been appropriated to describe a measure for determining the quality or
Though this cute little verb also means to watch or spy upon, it’s more commonly used in its more positive sense: to acclaim or publicize forcefully or excessively.
Example: Though the local
Copyright Plinth and Chintz 2015. All Rights Reserved