Fairy-stone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Fairy-stone a fossil echinite found abundantly in chalk-pits
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. faerie, enchantment—fae (mod. fée). See Fay.

Usage

In literature:

Out in the street the raindrops bounded up off the stones like fairy fountains.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
He could not build up the coveted temple stone by stone, but wished it to rise like a fairy castle.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
They had made a ring of stones round the place where the Sand-fairy had disappeared, so they easily found the spot.
"Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit
On the way thither, Pol had advised Matheline adroitly to question Sylvestre Ker, to know when he would at last find the fairy-stone.
"In the Yule-Log Glow, Book II" by Various
It would be evident to anyone not absolutely stone blind that she was a fairy.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
These in Scotland are known by the name Elf Shots or Fairy Stones.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
The 65th occupied a fairy dell where Quaker ladies, blue as the heavens, bloomed by every stone.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
In the fairy tale the Shepherd-boy was rewarded by the gnome for digging him out; for he received both gold and precious stones.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
When he came close to them, he saw they were fairies, and that they had been turned to stone.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
In front of each fairy was placed a beautiful bouquet made of all kinds of precious stones.
"Edmund Dulac’s Fairy-Book" by Edmund Dulac
Fairies crust the stones with silver filagree-work dotted with diamonds.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I have here," said the fairy, "a casket of precious stones.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
The poor fairies could no longer see him, but they heard a sound like thunder, as he hurried over the stones towards his home.
"Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children" by Flora J. Cooke
Another Breton tale recounts how a mortal woman was given a polished stone in the form of an egg wherewith to rub a fairy child's eyes.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
But the moment he was turned into stone, the fakir knew of it, and he set off at once for the fairies' country.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
Over the wall at the back of Margery's garden the fairy rose had grown rapidly, covering the old stones with clusters of snowy blossoms.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Their legends deal largely with fairies, wishing-stones, haunted glens, and changelings.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The fairies are said to live inside the pile, and to move the stones would be most unfortunate.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans Wentz
Marguerite kept that white stone always, and when she was tempted to speak in anger it worked like a Fairy spell.
"The Fairies and the Christmas Child" by Lilian Gask
On Fairy Stone Mountain and in the streams at its base are found tiny stones shaped like crosses.
"How Justice Grew" by Martha W. (Martha Woodroof) Hiden
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In poetry:

'Neath the shade of a daisy, just two inches high,
A poor little fairy sits weeping alone;
She says, “What a desolate creature am I,
My Lord Rubadub has the heart of a stone!
"Lord Rubadub" by Menella Bute Smedley
"I am lost!" said the Fiend, and he fell like a stone;
Then rising the Fairy in ire
With a touch of her finger she loosen'd her zone,
(While the limbs on the wall gave a terrible groan,)
And she swelled to a column of fire.
"The Paint-Kings" by Washington Allston