carved in stone


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Adj.1.carved in stone - no longer changeable; "the agreement is not yet set in stone"
unchangeable - not changeable or subject to change; "a fixed and unchangeable part of the germ plasm"-Ashley Montagu; "the unchangeable seasons"; "one of the unchangeable facts of life"
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References in classic literature ?
As they were disputing, they passed a statue carved in stone, which represented "a Lion strangled by a Man." The traveler pointed to it and said: "See there!
Tom Hughes, of the Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust, gave a talk at Ellisland on the stories of bagpipers carved in stone from medieval to modern times.
They are "carved in stone," both literally and figuratively.