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gra‚ÄČnuht

  • 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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ NPR http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php%3FstoryId%3D92342725&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEJ9l6pm-QWZk3noossdJ9G32c7eA 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 http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Nelson&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF8lM4C8bIQlYBkwl9dEi_Mjg816w Sydney Morning Herald http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/become-battlefield-pilgrims-howard-urges/2007/04/25/1177459788242.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGjnWyjK2eKurs6Y3Lt5YjHDrzfng 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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