Cross-stone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cross-stone (Min) See Harmotome, and Staurotide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cross-stone Chiastolite.
    • n cross-stone A name of the minerals staurolite and harmotome, both of which often occur in compound or twin crystals having more or loss the shape of a cross.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cross-stone chiastolite: staurolite: harmotome
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Usage

In literature:

Some of these I had to wade through, others I crossed on stones or fallen trees.
""Martin Of Nitendi"; and The River Of Dreams" by Louis Becke
Take the case of our inscribed stones and wayside crosses.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
You'd be cross yourself, Miss, if you didn't get straw enough under you to take off the hardness of the stones.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
The burial-ground, formerly open, is now enclosed by a stone wall; and on the south side is a stone cross with three steps.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Round about him glistened the stones and cross beams of the houses.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The stone next but one to it contains the matrix of a fine cross.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
But all uneasiness vanishes as you cross the reverberating stone floor, and pass into the apartments fronting the sea.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 January 11, 1890" by Various
Large stones placed for crossing a brook.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In this place the creek is crossed by four stone bridges, and three of these were strongly guarded by the Confederates.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
The only place where Sam could cross without getting another wetting was by the stepping-stones near the lake.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
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In poetry:

And now we cross the new foot-bridge,
And shun the stepping-stones;
Nor loiter to lean o'er the edge
To hearken Nith's sweet tones;
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Am I a stone and not a sheep
That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy Cross,
To number drop by drop Thy Blood's slow loss,
And yet not weep?
"Good Friday" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Upon the topmost wheel-track steep,
The parting of two nations' ways,
Athwart stone cross engraven deep,
The name ``Italia'' greets the gaze!
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
A moorish tower of yellow stone
Shadowed that river-bridge, o'ergrown
With lichen and the marish moss --
Forward the stripling rode to cross:
"Legend Of Seville" by Alice Cary
O'er snow new-fallen pure and fine
I walked the virgin world alone;
But soon a tiny trail crossed mine,
And near, a field-mouse dead as stone.
"A Winter Walk" by John Albee
"You must ride, ride on, by grass and stone,
Where the cross stands high on the lea ;
You will tarry there, and repeat a prayer,
It may not waved be !
"The Black Knight Of The Water" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Bad pun intended, I was dreading this adaptation of the comic book antihero, especially since the trailers looked like a cross between "Priest," "Lockout" and a sprinkle of Oliver Stone's "Savages".
After a short business meeting, Brian Stucky will present the results of his research on the Little Arkansas Crossing, including pinpointing the location of the Stone Corral.
Milaca's boys and girls cross country teams resume action today (Thursday) at the Foley Invitational at 4 pm at the Stone Creek Golf Course.
It took us longer to dodge traffic and cross the street than it did to actually stone the devil.
(Host) High on a hill in the Northeast Kingdom, near a stunning stone chapel with sweeping views, there's a 24-foot cross.
David Cross of " Arrested Development " tells Rolling Stone that working with Netflix on the show's return has been great.
David Cross talks to Rolling Stone about the return of " Arrested Development ".
We were camped deep in the shaggy, North Cascadian shadows—just a stone's throw away from the cable car crossing on the upper Chilliwack River—when it happened.
We came to a railroad crossing with large stone abutments, a perfect place to try for some smallmouth bass.
And formerly of Galena, died Oct 20, 2011, at Hearth at Stones Crossing.
Stillwater claimed Class AAAA boys honors while Wayzata won the Class AAAA girls title at the annual Milaca Mega Cross Country Meet Saturday at Stones Throw Golf Course.
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In science:

It contains various data from cross-cultural studies and recent neuropsychological studies, expressive and neutral faces of Caucasians and Japanese, expressive faces from some of the stone-age tribes, and data that demonstrate the difference between true enjoyment and social smiles .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Measuring increasingly small cross-sections is a stepping-stone to new physics; and as diboson production is a major background to Higgs searches, it is important to understand it.
Diboson Physics at the Tevatron
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