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stane

(steɪn)
n
a Scot word for stone

stone

(stoʊn)

n., pl. stones for 1-5,7-19, stone for 6, n.
1. the hard substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.
2. a rock or particular piece or kind of rock.
3. a piece of rock quarried and worked into a specific size and shape for a particular purpose: paving stones.
4. a small piece of rock, as a pebble.
5. a mineral used in jewelry; gemstone.
6. one of various units of weight, esp. the British unit equivalent to 14 pounds (6.4 kg).
7. something resembling a small piece of rock in size, shape, or hardness.
8. any small, hard seed, as of a date; pit.
9. the hard endocarp of a drupe, as of a peach.
10. a calculous concretion in the body, as in the kidney, gallbladder, or urinary bladder.
11. a gravestone or tombstone.
15. any of various artificial building materials imitating cut stone or rubble.
16.
a. Print. a table with a smooth surface, formerly made of stone, on which page forms are composed.
b. any surface on which a picture or design is drawn or etched in the process of making a lithograph.
adj.
17. made of or pertaining to stone or stoneware.
18. stonelike; stony; obdurate: a stone killer; stone strength.
adv.
19. completely; totally: stone cold.
v.t.
20. to throw stones at.
21. to put to death by pelting with stones.
22. to provide, pave, line, face, or fortify with stones.
23. to rub with or on a stone, as to sharpen, polish, or smooth.
24. to remove stones from (fruit).
Idioms:
leave no stone unturned, to explore every possibility; spare no effort.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English stan, sto(o)n, Old English stān, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon stēn, Old High German stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains]
ston′er, n.

Stone

(stoʊn)

n.
1. Edward Durell, 1902–78, U.S. architect.
2. Harlan Fiske, 1872–1946, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1941–46.
3. I(sidor) F(einstein), 1907–89, U.S. political journalist.
4. Lucy, 1818–93, U.S. suffragist.
References in classic literature ?
It reminds me of what Robert Burns' mother said when they erected a stately monument to his memory: "Ah, Robbie, ye asked them for bread and they hae gi'en ye a stane.
They are, micht, nicht, lickt, weel, gane, ane, nane, stane, rowit, mirk, nocht, brocht, mair, sperit at, sair, hert.
Sick or sound, he must aye be moving; with the death grapple at his throat he must aye be trailing in the rain on the lang roads; and when he gants his last on a rickle of cauld stanes, there will be nae friends near him but only me and God.
Stane Dolanc didn't stop the separation of Yugoslavia provoked by the struggle for dominance.
Kielder Stane Revisited climbing to the top of Peel Fell.
About two and half miles from my mum's front door, over a few stiles, through a few little rivers and, as it turns out, a short climb over a fallen down tree, there's a place called Peden Stane where the covenanters used to go and preach while the red coats were chasing them for their lives.
Far awa' is the Flanders land Wi' fremmit France atween, But mony a howe o' them baith the day Has a hap o' the Gordon green; It's them we kent that's lyin' there, An' it's nae wi' stane or airn, But wi' brakin' herts, an' mem'ries sair That we're biggin' the Soldiers' Cairn.
Robert Downey Jr is terrific in the lead role and Jeff Bridges plays the oily comic strip villain Stane with aplomb, but Gwyneth Paltrow's Pepper Potts lacks depth and the script suffers from a moral confusion.
Nae mair, when ends the Autumn days The laddies rin to licht the blaze, On stane and lime they noo maun gaze Instead o' whins, An' ower the ance broom covered braes The street noo rins.
Ge mid lufan sibbe, leohte geleafan, to bam lifgendan stane stiohydge stafol faestniao, sooe treowe ond sibbe mid eow healdao aet heortan, halge rune purh modes myne.
Aerial photography had previously shown that the Craw Stane stood in association with a series of spectacular enclosures (Gondek & Noble 2011; Noble and Gondek 2011) (Figure 4).
Listing agent Stane Ponte of Sotheby's said the home is best suited to "the entrepreneur in all of us, offering the freedom to live and work in a mixed-use condominium and to take advantage of being located in .