stoniness


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ston·y

also ston·ey  (stō′nē)
adj. ston·i·er, ston·i·est
1.
a. Covered with or full of stones: a stony shore.
b. Made of or resembling stone: stony detritus; stony concrete.
2.
a. Unfeeling or hardhearted; unemotional or unsympathetic: "Her tears had dried and she felt a stony kind of calm" (Adam Haslett).
b. Exhibiting no feeling or warmth; impassive: a stony expression.
c. Emotionally numbing or paralyzing: a stony feeling of fear.
3. Slang Relating to or indulging in the use of marijuana.

ston′i·ly adv.
ston′i·ness n.
Translations
تَحَجُّر
chladnostkamenitost
kulde
kõszerûség
sem er grÿttur, harîur
kamenistosťľadovosť
taş gibi oluş

stoniness

n (of ground etc)Steinigkeit f; (fig, of look etc) → Versteinertheit f

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.
References in classic literature ?
rich enough to make the Canadian in his wagon, the itinerant with his consul's paper which commends him "To the charitable," the swarthy Italian with his few broken words of English, the lame pauper hunted by overseers from town to town, even the poor insane or besotted wreck of man or woman, feel the noble exception of your presence and your house from the general bleakness and stoniness; to make such feel that they were greeted with a voice which made them both remember and hope?
As Viktor Shklovsky finds, "And so this thing we call art exists in order to restore the sensation of life, in order to make us feel things, in order to make a stone stony." (27) This stoniness of the stone, the way in which these memorials make us feel things, connects with Bennett's thing-power in making us understand the interlinked networks of Stolpersteine that are growing.
Within the physiographic variables the following were evaluated, elevation above sea level, dominant slope, landscape type, flooding risk, surface stoniness, suffered erosion, appearance or slope exposure, topographic position and surface drainage.
According to Luciano (2012), the Entisols and Inceptisols of the Southern Plateau of Santa Catarina have physico-hydrical and chemical restrictions for the implantation of altitude vineyards, since they have low effective depth of the profile, great stoniness and rock outcropping.
These soil families are further refined into soil siblings with respect to physical properties, including the depth to rock, stoniness, drainage, and texture.
(Chalk Hill; $33) Stoniness and a hint of anise create a stir under crisp citrus, grapefruit blossoms, vanilla, and a lovely texture.
Data for plant damage severity, plant growth stage, farm stoniness, and tillage device have been recorded also.
Soils are deep, mostly brown, with very low or null stoniness, and they are predominantly sandy loams and slightly acids.
A world cocksure of itself, crushing with its stoniness the backbones of those scarred by the whip (15).
[10] implemented a microzoning in one vineyard, based on four variables: (1) content of clay; (2) organic matter level; (3) saturation of bases; (4) stoniness. Preferential class of aptitude was 150-350 g x [kg.sup.-1], <2.5%, 20-49%, and <0.5% for (1) to (4), respectively, and locates mainly on CXve 2 and CXve 3 units, northern part of the vineyard.
Now their leers grew bolder and her stoniness provoked cat-calls, slurs.