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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.
While other mythical werewolves were aggressive, the wulver stayed out of the way, spending its time fishing on a rock still known as The Wulver's Stane.
They've also employed many of Ambassador's telephone sales staff, who are working from Stane, Lanarkshire.
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.
In which acclaimed 2008 film did Jeff Bridges play the Stark Industries executive Obadiah Stane?
Police said they had interviewed everyone involved in the crash, which happened on Tuesday night on a notorious stretch known as the Standing Stane Road.
The Tommy Cooper of Scots politics dons his tartan fez, waves his hands about and, just like that, the "wee magic stane" is back home.
NL Leisure said they are determined to find a solution to the park in Stane.
Contract Notice: Shotts - Stane Gardens - South Water Restoration - Phase 4
This gruesome event took place in a stone circle called Nine Stane Rig.