Diving stone


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diving stone a kind of jasper.
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In literature:

I dived after it like a retriever puppy for a stone; but the bottle was gone!
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
And without pausing on the far side she danced up the hewn stone stairs, dived into the dark hole and was gone!
"King--of the Khyber Rifles" by Talbot Mundy
I ransacked the chamber, dived among his clothes, but found no stone.
"Prince Zaleski" by M.P. Shiel
Then all the monkeys tied stones to their waists and dived in the lake to catch fish.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Standing up in the canoe and taking one of the stones in his hands he dived into the sea.
"Hawaiian Folk Tales" by Various
We hang weights about their necks, and dive down into the dirtiest pools for stones to cast at them.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
Leaping down, then, from stone to stone till he reached the bottom, he dived under a number of overhanging brambles, and went slowly on.
"In the King's Name" by George Manville Fenn
She swam on her side and on her back, dived to pick up stones, and even contrived to make a wheel.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
Close by the wall was a circular stone tower, partly in ruins, and into this Canaris dived eagerly.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
But I am not; I was only weary of diving after worthless stones.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Down like a stone I sink and dive,
Yet daily upward soar and thrive.
To heav'n I fly, to earth I tend;
Still better grow but never mend.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
The whimp'ring creek breaks on the stone;
The new moon came, but now is gone;
White, tingling stars wink out alone.
Lank specter of wet, windy lands,
The melancholy heron stands;
Then, clamoring, dives into the stars.
"The Heron" by Madison Julius Cawein