sticks and stone


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Noun1.sticks and stone - a general term for building materials
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
building material - material used for constructing buildings
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Thus, sticks and stones, directed by these strange creatures, leaped through the air like living things, inflicting grievous hurts upon the dogs.
The elevation of frames of poles caught his eye; yet this in itself was not so remarkable, being done by the same creatures that flung sticks and stones to great distances.
The sticks and stone weights are similar to digging implements used by women of the prehistoric San hunter-gatherer culture in the region to unearth bulbs and termite larvae, a practice that continued into historic times, said Villa.
Lee Greenhough's short lm Sticks and Stones will be shown on the rst night - starring his 12-year-old son Jack.
Sticks and stones would have entrapped us in the Stone Age.
"Sticks and Stones" is a black and white, illustrated, international children's game book containing reproducible instructions for 39 fun games for kids from countries around the world.
WE'VE all heard "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me".
Crows have an unspoken motto: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but they sure can come in handy.
I'm sure your mum meant to help when she said the stuff about sticks and stones but this kind of nastiness does, as you know, leave mental scars.
A PET puppy has amazed vets by surviving despite having a somewhat unhealthy appetite of sticks and stones.
Singers Nadia Griffiths and Justine Jones have written a track called Sticks and Stones which they are performing in schools in Cardiff this week.
CM Magazine said of Sticks and Stones by Beth Goobie "...