rolling stone


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rolling stone

n
a restless or wandering person
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rolling stone

n (fig) → vagabondo/a
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"Mother says he's a rolling stone, but there really is something very nice about him, although he says a great many things I don't understand.
Finally in a furious onset of lunge and parry Robin's foot stepped on a rolling stone, and he went down upon his knees.
It was a journey which a rolling stone would make in a few seconds--the lofty point of departure was visible from the village below in the valley.
"'A rolling stone gathers no moss,'" proceeded the clergyman.
Popular rumour concerning the single gentleman and his errand, travelling from mouth to mouth, and waxing stronger in the marvellous as it was bandied about--for your popular rumour, unlike the rolling stone of the proverb, is one which gathers a deal of moss in its wanderings up and down--occasioned his dismounting at the inn-door to be looked upon as an exciting and attractive spectacle, which could scarcely be enough admired; and drew together a large concourse of idlers, who having recently been, as it were, thrown out of employment by the closing of the wax-work and the completion of the nuptial ceremonies, considered his arrival as little else than a special providence, and hailed it with demonstrations of the liveliest joy.
Unexpected because Nastasia Philipovna, on her way to Pavlofsk, had thought and considered a good deal, and had expected something different, though perhaps not altogether good, from this interview; but Aglaya had been carried away by her own outburst, just as a rolling stone gathers impetus as it careers downhill, and could not restrain herself in the satisfaction of revenge.
As me and my companions were scrambling up a hill, The path was lost in rolling stones, but we went forward still; For we can wriggle and climb, my lads, and turn up everywhere, Oh, it's our delight on a mountain height, with a leg or two to spare!
An empty chest clattered turning over; a man fell head first with a jump, as if lifted by a kick; and farther off, indistinct, others streamed like a mass of rolling stones down a bank, thumping the deck with their feet and flourishing their arms wildly.
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The first 'Rolling Stone Middle East Battle of the Bands,' a live event aimed at showcasing the musical talent in the Middle East region, will kick off in Dubai Festival City next week.
Summary: It's the magazine launch Kipp has been waiting for: Rolling Stone is coming to the Middle East.
IN A November 2007 issue of Rolling Stone, the magazine named more than 100 independent bands and musicians in an editorial feature printed in a fold-out presentation.