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stone's throw


      n   a short distance,   (Also called)    stonecast  
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1    the hard compact nonmetallic material of which rocks are made  
   Related adj       lithic  
2    a small lump of rock; pebble  
3      (Jewellery)      short for       gemstone  
a    a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose  
b    (in combination)  
gravestone, millstone     
a    something that resembles a stone  
b    (in combination)  
6    the woody central part of such fruits as the peach and plum, that contains the seed; endocarp  
7    any similar hard part of a fruit, such as the stony seed of a date  
8    pl   , stone     (Brit)   a unit of weight, used esp. to express human body weight, equal to 14 pounds or 6.350 kilograms  
9      (Also called)    granite   the rounded heavy mass of granite or iron used in the game of curling  
10      (Pathol)      a nontechnical name for       calculus  
11      (Printing)   a table with a very flat iron or stone surface upon which hot-metal pages are composed into formes; imposition table  
12    Rare   (in certain games) a piece or man  
a    any of various dull grey colours  
b    (as adj)  
stone paint     
14    modifier   relating to or made of stone  
a stone house     
15    modifier   made of stoneware  
a stone jar     
16    cast a stone (at)   cast aspersions (upon)  
17    heart of stone   an obdurate or unemotional nature  
18    leave no stone unturned   to do everything possible to achieve an end  
19    in combination   completely  
stone-cold, stone-deaf     
      vb   tr  
20    to throw stones at, esp. to kill  
21    to remove the stones from  
22    to furnish or provide with stones  
23    stone the crows     (Brit. and Austral)  
slang   an expression of surprise, dismay, etc.  
     (Old English stan; related to Old Saxon sten, German Stein, Old Norse steinn, Gothic stains, Greek stion pebble)  
  stonable, stoneable      adj  
  stoneless      adj  
  stonelessness      n  
  stonelike      adj  
  stoner      n  

Bath stone  
      n     (Brit)   a kind of limestone used as a building material, esp. at Bath in England  
Blarney Stone  
      n   a stone in Blarney Castle, in the SW Republic of Ireland, said to endow whoever kisses it with skill in flattery  
cast stone  
      n     (Building trades)   a building component, such as a block or lintel, made from cast concrete with a facing that resembles natural stone  
china stone  
1    a type of kaolinized granitic rock containing unaltered plagioclase  
2    any of certain limestones having a very fine grain and smooth texture  
cinnamon stone  
      n      another name for       hessonite  
coping stone  
      n      another word for       copestone       1  
      adj   (of a wall) made without mortar  
foundation stone  
      n   a stone laid at a ceremony to mark the foundation of a new building  
gooseberry stone  
      n      another name for       grossularite  
imposing stone   , table  
      n     (Printing)   a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed  
kidney stone  
1      (Pathol)   a hard mass formed in the kidney, usually composed of oxalates, phosphates, and carbonates,   (Also called)    renal calculus  
2      (Mineralogy)      another name for       nephrite  
mocha stone  
      n      another name for       moss agate  
New Stone Age  
      n      (not now in technical use) another term for       Neolithic  
Oamaru stone  
      n   a kind of limestone, of building quality, found at Oamaru on South Island, New Zealand  
Old Stone Age  
      n   not now in technical usage      another term for       Palaeolithic  
paving stone  
      n   a concrete or stone slab for paving  
philosopher's stone  
      n   a stone or substance thought by alchemists to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold  
precious stone  
      n   any of certain rare minerals, such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or opal, that are highly valued as gemstones  
pudding stone  
      n   a conglomerate rock in which there is a difference in colour and composition between the pebbles and the matrix  
rocking stone  
      n   a boulder so delicately poised that it can be rocked,   (Also called)    logan, logan-stone  
rolling stone  
      n   a restless or wandering person  
Rosetta stone  
      n   a basalt slab discovered in 1799 at Rosetta, dating to the reign of Ptolemy V (196 b.c.) and carved with parallel inscriptions in Egyptian hieroglyphics, demotic characters, and Greek, which provided the key to the decipherment of ancient Egyptian texts  
stepping stone  
1    one of a series of stones acting as footrests for crossing streams, marshes, etc.  
2    a circumstance that assists progress towards some goal  
1    Oliver. born 1946, U.S. film director and screenwriter: his films include Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), and Nixon (1995)  
2    Sharon. born 1958, U.S. film actress: her films include Basic Instinct (1991) and Casino (1995)  
Stone Age  
1    a period in human culture identified by the use of stone implements and usually divided into the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic stages  
2    sometimes not caps   of or relating to this period  
stone-age man     
stone axe  
1    a primitive axe made of chipped stone  
2    a blunt axe used for cutting stone  
stone bass  
      n   a large sea perch, Polyprion americanus, of the Atlantic and Mediterranean,   (Also called)    wreckfish  
      adj   completely blind  
   Compare       sand-blind  
stone boiling  
      n   a primitive method of boiling liquid with heated stones  
stone bramble  
      n   a herbaceous Eurasian rosaceous plant, Rubus saxatilis, of stony places, having white flowers and berry-like scarlet fruits (drupelets)  
   See also       bramble       1  
     (C18: so called because it grows in stony places)  
1    completely cold  
2    (intensifier)  
stone-cold sober     
stone curlew  
      n   any of several brownish shore birds of the family Burhinidae, esp. Burhinus oedicnemus, having a large head and eyes: order Charadriiformes,   (Also called)    thick-knee  
     (C17: so called because it is found in stony habitats and resembles a curlew)  
      adj   completely lifeless  
      adj   completely deaf  
stone fruit  
      n      the nontechnical name for       drupe  
      n   the fossil of any of several species of sea lily or other crinoid  
stone marten  
1    a marten, Martes foina, of Eurasian woods and forests, having a brown coat with a pale underfur  
2    the highly valued fur of this animal  
stone parsley  
      n   a roadside umbelliferous plant, Sison amomum, of W Europe and the Mediterranean region, having clusters of small white flowers and aromatic seeds  
stone pine  
      n   a Mediterranean pine tree, Pinus pinea, having a short bole and radiating branches forming an umbrella shape,   (Also called)    umbrella pine  
stone pit  
      n      a less common name for       quarry   1  
stone roller  
      n   a small silvery freshwater cyprinid fish, Campostoma anomalum, of the eastern U.S., having a narrow black stripe on the dorsal and anal fins  
     (C19: so called because it pushes stones about in building its nest)  
stone saw  
      n   an untoothed iron saw used to cut stone  
stone shoot  
      n     (Mountaineering)   a long steeply sloping line of loose boulder-strewn scree  
stone's throw  
      n   a short distance,   (Also called)    stonecast  

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Stone, stone, stone, Bath stone

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a mess, a failure
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stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
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very familiar
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