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stone

 (stōn)
n.
1.
a. Concreted earthy or mineral matter; rock.
b. Such concreted matter of a particular type. Often used in combination: sandstone; soapstone.
2. A small piece of rock.
3. Rock or a piece of rock shaped or finished for a particular purpose, especially:
a. A piece of rock that is used in construction: a coping stone; a paving stone.
b. A gravestone or tombstone.
c. A grindstone, millstone, or whetstone.
d. A milestone or boundary.
4. A gem or precious stone.
5. Something, such as a hailstone, resembling a stone in shape or hardness.
6. Botany The hard covering enclosing the seed in certain fruits, such as the cherry, plum, or peach.
7. Medicine A mineral concretion in an organ, such as the kidney or gallbladder, or other body part; a calculus.
8. pl. stone Abbr. st. A unit of weight in Great Britain, 14 pounds (6.4 kilograms).
9. Printing A table with a smooth surface on which page forms are composed.
adj.
1. Relating to or made of stone: a stone wall.
2. Made of stoneware or earthenware.
3. Complete; utter. Often used in combination: a stone liar; stone-deaf.
adv.
Completely; utterly: stone cold; standing stone still.
tr.v. stoned, ston·ing, stones
1. To hurl or throw stones at, especially to kill with stones.
2. To remove the stones or pits from.
3. To furnish, fit, pave, or line with stones.
4. To rub on or with a stone in order to polish or sharpen.
5. Sports To block a shot taken by (an opponent). Used of a goalie.
6. Obsolete To make hard or indifferent.

[Middle English, from Old English stān; see stāi- in Indo-European roots.]

stone

(stəʊn)
npl stone
1. (Geological Science) the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made.
2. (Geological Science) a small lump of rock; pebble
3. (Jewellery) jewellery short for gemstone
4.
a. a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
b. (in combination): gravestone; millstone.
5.
a. something that resembles a stone
b. (in combination): hailstone.
6. (Botany) the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp
7. (Botany) any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date
8. (Units) Brit a unit of weight, used esp to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms
9. (Curling) Also called: granite the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling
10. (Pathology) pathol a nontechnical name for calculus
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table
12. (Games, other than specified) rare (in certain games) a piece or man
13. (Colours)
a. any of various dull grey colours
b. (as adjective): stone paint.
14. (modifier) relating to or made of stone: a stone house.
15. (Ceramics) (modifier) made of stoneware: a stone jar.
16. cast a stone at cast aspersions upon
17. heart of stone an obdurate or unemotional nature
18. leave no stone unturned to do everything possible to achieve an end
adv
(in combination) completely: stone-cold; stone-dead.
vb (tr)
19. to throw stones at, esp to kill
20. to remove the stones from
21. to furnish or provide with stones
22. stone the crows slang Brit and Austral an expression of surprise, dismay, etc
[Old English stān; related to Old Saxon stēn, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble]
ˈstonable, ˈstoneable adj
ˈstoneless adj
ˈstonelessness n
ˈstoneˌlike adj

Stone

(stəʊn)
n
1. (Biography) Oliver. born 1946, US film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Nixon (1995), Alexander (2004), and World Trade Center (2006)
2. (Biography) Sharon. born 1958, US film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991), Casino (1995), and Cold Creek Manor (2003)

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.

stone

(stōn)
1. Geology A general term for rock, especially as used in construction.
2. Botany The pit of certain fruits, such as the plum or cherry.
3. Medicine A hard mass of minerals or other substance, such as cholesterol, that forms in a body part or organ: kidney stones.

stone

- From a Germanic base meaning "solidity" or "stiffness."
See also related terms for stiff.

Stone

 of drunks—Lipton, 1970.

stone

1. 'stone' and 'rock'

Stone is the hard, solid substance which is found in the ground and is often used for building.

The bits of stone are joined together with cement.
...a stone wall.

In British English, a stone is a small piece of stone which you can pick up in your hand.

Roger picked up a stone and threw it.

In American English, a small piece of stone like this may also be called a rock.

She bent down, picked up a rock and threw it into the trees.

In both British and American English, a rock is also a large piece of stone that sticks up out of the ground or the sea, or that has broken away from a mountain.

2. 'stone' and 'pit'

In British English, the large, hard seed in a fruit such as a cherry, date, or apricot is called the stone.

...a cherry stone.

In American English, this seed is called the pit.

stone


Past participle: stoned
Gerund: stoning

Imperative
stone
stone
Present
I stone
you stone
he/she/it stones
we stone
you stone
they stone
Preterite
I stoned
you stoned
he/she/it stoned
we stoned
you stoned
they stoned
Present Continuous
I am stoning
you are stoning
he/she/it is stoning
we are stoning
you are stoning
they are stoning
Present Perfect
I have stoned
you have stoned
he/she/it has stoned
we have stoned
you have stoned
they have stoned
Past Continuous
I was stoning
you were stoning
he/she/it was stoning
we were stoning
you were stoning
they were stoning
Past Perfect
I had stoned
you had stoned
he/she/it had stoned
we had stoned
you had stoned
they had stoned
Future
I will stone
you will stone
he/she/it will stone
we will stone
you will stone
they will stone
Future Perfect
I will have stoned
you will have stoned
he/she/it will have stoned
we will have stoned
you will have stoned
they will have stoned
Future Continuous
I will be stoning
you will be stoning
he/she/it will be stoning
we will be stoning
you will be stoning
they will be stoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stoning
you have been stoning
he/she/it has been stoning
we have been stoning
you have been stoning
they have been stoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stoning
you will have been stoning
he/she/it will have been stoning
we will have been stoning
you will have been stoning
they will have been stoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stoning
you had been stoning
he/she/it had been stoning
we had been stoning
you had been stoning
they had been stoning
Conditional
I would stone
you would stone
he/she/it would stone
we would stone
you would stone
they would stone
Past Conditional
I would have stoned
you would have stoned
he/she/it would have stoned
we would have stoned
you would have stoned
they would have stoned

stone

(in fruit) pit

Stone

One stone = fourteen pounds. It is an archaic English unit of weight that was sometimes still used in the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matterstone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
achondrite - a stony meteor lacking chondrules
bedrock - solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
boulder, bowlder - a large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
calculus, concretion - a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body; "renal calculi can be very painful"
chondrite - a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
clastic rock - (geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks
crystallization, crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
intrusion - rock produced by an intrusive process
outcrop, outcropping, rock outcrop - the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
pebble - a small smooth rounded rock
petrifaction - a rock created by petrifaction; an organic object infiltrated with mineral matter and preserved in its original form
sill - (geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock
stepping stone - a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
tor - a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
wall rock - a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault
whinstone, whin - any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
xenolith - (geology) a piece of rock of different origin from the igneous rock in which it is embedded
2.stone - building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose; "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"
ashlar - a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
coping stone, capstone, copestone, stretcher - a stone that forms the top of wall or building
cornerstone - a stone at the outer corner of two intersecting masonry walls
cornerstone - a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies
foundation stone - a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the founding of a new building
gravestone, tombstone, headstone - a stone that is used to mark a grave
grindstone - a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools
hearthstone - a stone that forms a hearth
millstone - one of a pair of heavy flat disk-shaped stones that are rotated against one another to grind the grain
monolith - a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
paving stone - a stone used for paving
springer, impost - the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
stela, stele - an ancient upright stone slab bearing markings
whetstone - a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
building material - material used for constructing buildings
3.stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
quartzite - hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals
road metal - broken rock used for repairing or making roads
sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
sial - the granitelike rocks that form the outermost layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and aluminum
sima - rock that form the continuous lower layer of the earth's crust; rich in silicon and magnesium
metamorphic rock - rock altered by pressure and heat
crushed rock, gravel - rock fragments and pebbles
caliche - nitrate-bearing rock or gravel of the sodium nitrate deposits of Chile and Peru
shingling - (geology) sediment in which flat pebbles are uniformly tilted in the same direction
pumice, pumice stone - a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive
aphanite - fine-grained homogeneous rock (such as basalt) containing minerals undetectable by the naked eye
claystone - fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles
dolomite - a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
emery rock, emery stone - a mixture of emery dust and a binder; can be molded into grindstones
conglomerate, pudding stone - a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
fieldstone - stone that occurs naturally in fields; often used as building material
greisen - a granitic rock composed of quartz and mica
calc-tufa, tufa - a soft porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate deposited from springs rich in lime
magma - molten rock in the earth's crust
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
limestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
marble - a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
matrix - (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded
4.stone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelrystone - a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry; "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"; "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
cabochon - a highly polished gem that is cut convexly but without facets
crystal - a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
opaque gem - a gemstone that is opaque
transparent gem - a gemstone having the property of transmitting light without serious diffusion
5.stone - an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds; "a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
lb, pound - 16 ounces avoirdupois; "he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"
quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
6.stone - the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
pericarp, seed vessel - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
peach pit - the stone seed of a peach
cherry stone - the stone seed of a cherry
7.Stone - United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
8.Stone - United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
9.Stone - United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
10.Stone - United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
11.stone - United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)Stone - United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
12.Stone - United States architect (1902-1978)
13.stone - a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
chilliness, coldness, iciness, frigidity, frigidness, coolness - a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
Verb1.stone - kill by throwing stones at; "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.stone - remove the pits from; "pit plums and cherries"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Adj.1.stone - of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

stone

noun
1. masonry, rock He could not tell if the floor was wood or stone.
2. rock, pebble The crowd began throwing stones.
3. gem, jewel, precious stone, gemstone, rock (informal) a diamond ring with three stones
4. pip, seed, pit, kernel Old men sat beneath the plane trees and spat cherry stones at my feet.
cast in stone fixed, decided, definite, established, settled, arranged The idea is not cast in stone.
Related words
adjective lithic
Translations
حَجَرحَجَر المَرارَه او الكِلْيَهحَجَر كَريمحَجَر، مادَّة الحِجارَهقِطْعَةٌ حَجَرِيَّه
камененкамък
kámenkamenovatpeckavypeckovatbrit. váha 14 liber
stensteneudsteneædelstenbritisk vægtenhed
ŝtono
kivi
kivikivittääkovettuanappulatäysin
kamenkamenčić
kavicsmegkövezvesekõ
batu
steinn-steinnsteinn; bergtegundtaka steina úraldinsteinn
結石宝石
lapis
akmeninisakmeniniu žvilgsniuakmens darbaiakmenuotasapmėtyti akmenimis
akmensapmētāt/nomētāt ar akmeņiembruģakmeņidārgakmensgaloda
kamieńkamykdrylować
piatră
kameňovať
kamenkamenjatikoščica
kamen
stenstenaädelstenpjäs
หินก้อนหิน
taştaş atmaktaşıtaşlamakçekirdeğini çıkarmak
đá

stone

[stəʊn]
A. N
1. (gen) → piedra f; (= gravestone) → lápida f; (= gemstone) → piedra f, gema f
a stone's throw away; within a stone's throwa un tiro de piedra
to cast the first stonelanzar la primera piedra
which of you shall cast the first stone?¿cuál de vosotros se atreve a lanzar la primera piedra?
to leave no stone unturnedno dejar piedra por mover
it isn't cast or set in stoneno es inamovible, no es para toda la vida
2. (Brit) [of fruit] → hueso m
3. (Med) → cálculo m, piedra f; (as complaint) → mal m de piedra
4. (Brit) (= weight) → 6.350kg
he weighs 12 stone(s)pesa 76 kilos IMPERIAL SYSTEM
B. VT
1. [+ person] → apedrear, lapidar
stone me! stone the crows!¡caray!
2. [+ fruit] → deshuesar
C. CPDde piedra
the Stone Age Nla Edad de Piedra
stone pit, stone quarry Ncantera f

stone

[ˈstəʊn]
n
(= substance) → pierre f
(= piece of rock) → pierre f
a stone's throw
within a stone's throw of the station → à un jet de pierre de la gare
to leave no stone unturned → ne reculer devant rien
(= gem) → pierre f
(in fruit)noyau m
a peach stone → un noyau de pêche
(MEDICINE)calcul m kidney stone
(British) (= weight) = 6.348 kg
I weigh eight stone → Je pèse cinquante kilos.
modif [arch, bridge, building, floor, staircase, jar] → en pierre; [block, slab] → de pierre; [carving] → de la pierre
a stone wall → un mur en pierre
vt
(mainly British) [+ fruit] → dénoyauter
(= throw stones at) [+ person] → lapider; [+ car, building] → caillasser
to be stoned to death → être lapidé(e) à mortStone Age n
the Stone Age → l'âge m de pierrestone-broke [ˌstəʊnˈbrəʊk] adj (US)fauché comme les blés stone circle n (British)cromlech mstone-cold [ˌstəʊnˈkəʊld]
adj [tea, coffee, soup] → complètement froid(e)
adv
stone-cold sober → pas ivre du tout

stone

n
Stein m; a heart of stoneein Herz aus Stein; a stone’s throw from the stationnur einen Steinwurf or Katzensprung vom Bahnhof entfernt; to leave no stone unturnednichts unversucht lassen; to have a stone in one’s kidney/gall bladdereinen Nieren-/Gallenstein haben; to be set or cast or carved in stone (fig)in Stein gemeißelt sein
(Brit: = weight) britische Gewichtseinheit = 6,35 kg
adjStein-, aus Stein; stone buildingSteinbau m
vt
(= throw stones at)mit Steinen bewerfen; (= kill)steinigen; stone the crows! (Brit, inf) → jetzt brat mir einer einen Storch! (inf)
(esp Brit) fruitentsteinen
(inf) to be stoned (out of one’s mind)total zu sein (inf)

stone

:
Stone Age
nSteinzeit f
stone-blind
adjstockblind (inf)
stone-broke
adj (US inf) = stony-broke
stone circle
n (Brit) → Steinkreis m
stone coal
n (Miner) → Anthrazit m
stone-cold
adjeiskalt
adv stone soberstocknüchtern (inf)
stone crusher
n (Tech) → Steinbrechmaschine f
stone-dead
adjmausetot (inf); to kill somebody/something stonejdm/einer Sache den Garaus machen (inf)
stone-deaf
adjstocktaub (inf)
stone erosion
n (Build) → Steinfraß m
stone fruit
nSteinfrucht f; (as collective) → Steinobst nt
stone marten
n (Zool) → Stein- or Hausmarder m
stonemason
nSteinmetz m
stone pit, stone quarry
nSteinbruch m
stoner
n (inf)Kiffer(in) m(f)
stonewall
vi (fig, esp Parl) → obstruieren; (in answering questions) → ausweichen; (Sport) → mauern (sl)
stonewaller
n (Pol) → Obstruktionspolitiker(in) m(f)
stoneware
nSteingut nt
adj attraus Steingut
stonewashed
adj jeansstone-washed
stonework
nMauerwerk nt

stone

[stəʊn]
1. n
a. (material) → pietra; (single pebble, rock) → sasso, ciottolo (also gemstone) → pietra preziosa, gemma; (of fruit) → nocciolo (Med) → calcolo (also gravestone) → lastra tombale, lapide f
to turn to stone (vt) → pietrificare (vi) → rimanere pietrificato/a
within a stone's throw of the station → a due passi dalla stazione, ad un tiro di schioppo dalla stazione
to leave no stone unturned → non lasciare nulla d'intentato
b. (Brit) (weight, pl gen inv) → 6,348 kg
2. adj (wall) → di pietra
3. vt
a. (person) → scagliare pietre contro
to stone sb to death → lapidare qn
b. (fruit) → snocciolare

stone

(stəun) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) the material of which rocks are composed. limestone; sandstone; a stone house; stone walls; In early times, men made tools out of stone.
2. a piece of this, of any shape or size. He threw a stone at the dog.
3. a piece of this shaped for a special purpose. a tombstone; paving-stones; a grindstone.
4. a gem or jewel. She lost the stone out of her ring; diamonds, rubies and other stones.
5. the hard shell containing the nut or seed in some fruits eg peaches and cherries. a cherry-stone.
6. a measure of weight still used in Britain, equal to 6.35 kilogrammes. She weighs 9.5 stone.
7. a piece of hard material that forms in the kidney, bladder etc and causes pain.
verb
1. to throw stones at, especially as a ritual punishment. Saint Stephen was stoned to death.
2. to remove the stones from (fruit). She washed and stoned the cherries.
ˈstony adjective
1. full of, or covered with, stones. stony soil; a stony path/beach; It's very stony around here.
2. (of a person's expression etc) like stone in coldness, hardness etc. He gave me a stony stare.
ˈstonily adverb
ˈstoniness noun
ˌstone-ˈcold, ˌstone-ˈdead, ˌstone-ˈdeaf adjective
completely cold, dead, or deaf. He's almost stone-deaf; Your soup is stone-cold. He was stone-dead.
ˈstoneware noun, adjective
(of) a hard type of pottery made of clay containing pieces of stone. a stoneware jug.
ˈstonework noun
construction done in stone, especially the stone parts of a building.
leave no stone unturned
to try every possible means. The police left no stone unturned to (try to) find the child.
a stone's throw
a very short distance. They live only a stone's throw away from here.

stone

حَجَر kámen sten Stein πέτρα piedra kivi pierre kamen, kamenčić pietra steen stein kamień, kamyk pedra камень, камешек sten หิน taş đá 石头

stone

n. piedra, cálculo.

stone

n cálculo (form), piedra; kidney — cálculo renal, piedra del or en el riñón
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Past the stone graves they went, deeper and deeper into the great cave.
I didn't run because I didn't think of it--if my back had been against a stone wall I couldn't have felt more cornered.
If it has turned to stone, still will I eat it," said Edna, moving with him into the house.
Do they tell the young warriors that the pale faces met the red men, painted for war and armed with the stone hatchet and wooden gun?
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
For instance, there was a glass pickle-jar, filled with fragments of Gibraltar rock; not, indeed, splinters of the veritable stone foundation of the famous fortress, but bits of delectable candy, neatly done up in white paper.
Standing on that miserable eminence, she saw again her native village, in Old England, and her paternal home: a decayed house of grey stone, with a poverty-stricken aspect, but retaining a half obliterated shield of arms over the portal, in token of antique gentility.
My driver was laughing and joking with the lady and the children, and talking about the country to the right and the left; but he never thought it worth while to keep an eye on his horse or to drive on the smoothest parts of the road; and so it easily happened that I got a stone in one of my fore feet.
It was a heavy mass of building, that chateau of Monsieur the Marquis, with a large stone courtyard before it, and two stone sweeps of staircase meeting in a stone terrace before the principal door.
I had passed the forest, and had come, as it were, to the legs of the old stone Witch who sits up aloft there forever waiting for the world to die.