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

  • Expert Red wreckers had placed dozens of small liquid air cartridges in the towering granite walls of Moscow's largest church, the Cathedral of the Christ Redeemer (capacity, 10 .
  • Professor Weeks narrates: Thousands of fragments of jewelry, furniture and granite and alabaster sarcophagi are strewn on the tomb's floor.
  • The garage floors are finished in stain-resistant granite, a wall system holds baskets and shelves, there's brushed-aluminum cabinetry--and Cardenas' prized wines are organized in .
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  • Mike Martz in Globe and Mail
    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... John McCain NPR Jul 8, 2008 43311 59363 granite I think that our receiver corps will be the strength of this team," Martz said. "You can put that in granite."
  • the Queen Mother in International Herald Tribune
    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... Brendan Nelson Sydney Morning Herald Apr 25, 2007 43313 59369 grannie For darling Margaret on her confirmation day from her loving Grannie Mary R, God Bless You," writes Queen Mary in a note with an Art Deco sapphire and diamond bar brooch in 1946.

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