curling stone


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curl′ing stone`


n.
an oblate stone or iron object having a handle on the top by which it is released in the game of curling.
[1610–20]
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In the parody ad, a model wearing glasses poses as the female curler and holds the garlic ham, instead of a curling stone.
Evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th century includes a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 uncovered (along with another bearing the date 1551) when an old pond was drained at Dunblane, Scotland.
East Ayrshire is also home to a range of unique businesses such as Olympic curling stone manufacturers, Kays Scotland, and leading fabrication and specialist metalworkers, Annandale Designs.
Dyson has just announced its own robot, but most of its advanced features are not in the sensors or software but the hardware--things like tank tracks for extra grip and manoeuvrability, a small but powerful motor and an almost miniature cyclone to cram Dyson's signature bagless tech into a machine the size of curling stone.
He admitted that it was a tough last shot and to succeed, with the help of his teammates who perfectly swept the curling stone, was just "cool.
Washington, May 14 ( ANI ): Researchers from Sweden cliam to have found out the mechanism behind the curved path in the curling stone.
CUTLINE: (1) Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty tries his hand at delivering a curling stone during a demonstration Thursday at the Worcester Common Oval ice rink.
Sweeping a curling stone can be highly physically demanding.
The adventurous can squeeze into a bobsled for an icy ride down Park City's Utah Olympic Park track, while the curious can even learn the art of sliding a curling stone in Ogden.
A basketball-like nucleus when spun, for example, will smear out into a shape looking something like a curling stone.
A curling stone dated 1511 was discovered in Dunblane and the first use of the word in print was in a 1620 poem found in Perth.
If it repeats that performance in Sochi, it could conceivably win both medal races without even bringing ice skates, alpine ski or a curling stone to Sochi," the business daily wrote.