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  • n  a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
  • n  building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    he wanted a special stone to mark the site
  • n  material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
  • n  a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    she had jewels made of all the rarest stones
  • n  an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds
    a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone
  • n  the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
    you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
  • n  United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
  • n  United States filmmaker (born in 1946)
  • n  United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)
  • n  United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
  • n  United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
  • n  United States architect (1902-1978)
  • n  a lack of feeling or expression or movement
    he must have a heart of stone
    her face was as hard as stone
  • v  kill by throwing stones at
    People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock
  • v  remove the pits from
  • s  of any of various dull tannish or grey colors

  • Designer Kara Ross has translated her childhood passion for unusual stones into a line of bold and beautiful jewelry.
  • Kidney stones are more common in hotter climes.
  • Some of the stones are 30 ft.
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  • Robert Gates in Reuters
    I read with concern the profile piece on Gen. Stanley McChrystal in the upcoming edition of 'Rolling Stone' magazine. I believe that Gen. McChrystal made a significant mistake and exercised poor judgment in this case,Gates said in a statement.

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