granite granite  /ˈɡræ nət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  2. (n) something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)

Usage(s):

  1. Professor Weeks narrates: Thousands of fragments of jewelry, furniture and granite and alabaster sarcophagi are strewn on the tomb's floor.
  2. Includes historic, 97-year-old lighthouse and nine-room granite keeper's house.
  3. But hanging on a wall behind the gentle 87-year-old man, taped in white lettering on a granite faade, is a haunting welcome to a startling shrine.

News

  1. Granite City officers carry Special Olympics torch

    Granite City Police Department officers Monday, June 10, participated in a part of the torch run for the Illinois Special Olympics.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. Granite Falls plans Safety Fair on June 22

    GRANITE FALLS -- A family safety fair is planned for June 22 in Granite Falls. The "Mountain Loop Experience Safety Fair" is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of the Granite Falls IGA at 115 N. Granite Ave.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. Granite Announces Election of Trustees and Directors

    Granite Announces Election of Trustees and Directors
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "My friends, I want you, the next time you're down in Washington, DC, to go to the Vietnam War memorial and look at the names engraved in black granite. You'll find a whole lot of Hispanic names. When you go to Iraq or Afghanistan today, you're...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: John McCain Source: NPR

  2. "I think that our receiver corps will be the strength of this team," Martz said. "You can put that in granite."
    on May 2, 2010 By: Mike Martz Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "Let us recommit ourselves to that which Gallipoli asks of every Australian whether by birth or immigration: that our Australia - their Australia - is a nation in which our values are etched less in granite and marble than they are in our flag, a...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Brendan Nelson Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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