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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.
The Blue Stane - a glacial rock made of dolerite - has been standing in St Andrews since the 16th century and is treated as a good-luck talisman.
Monklands'overall area winner Yesterdays is one of eight nominees in the social responsibility category, while top local newcomer Stirrup Stane is in the running for the same title at Scottish level.
A former pupil of Stane Primary School in Shotts thought so highly of his old school he left PS500 after he died to be used for the benefit of current pupils.
The day kicks off with a colourful parade from the Dooslan Stane at Brodie Park, and this makes its way through the town to Abbey Close, where there is entertainment for all the family.
HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STANE BY JK ROWLING (TR.
The black and white shots were taken by fashion photographer Stane Jerko in 1987 after he spotted the 17-year-old in the street.
Twenty years after the world was first introduced to the schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stane is being printed by small publishers Itchy Coo, and is the 80th translation of the first book in a series that has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.
Twenty years after the world was first introduced to the schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter and the rooms Philosopher's Stane is being printed by small publishers Itchy Coo, and is the 80th translation of the first book in a series that has sold more than 450 million copies worldwide.
3 WMM Plant Site for WMM Works and Supply and Stacking of Stane Aggregates of Various Sizes and Stone Dust at Km 25 etc
come to ane place namyt be thrid stane in the gabyne [w]ay'.