stone root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stone root erect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers; the eastern United States
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Usage

In literature:

So Chew-chew chopped the roots with a stone chopper and laid them upon hot stones.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
In the crevices of the walls, roots had insinuated themselves, and by their growth had forced the stones apart.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
It rooted me stone still, and I dare swear it would have you.
"The La Chance Mine Mystery" by Susan Carleton Jones
The natives bake the root in their stone ovens, which are large holes in the ground.
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
The seed and roots are good against the Stone.
"A New Orchard And Garden" by William Lawson
The stone had covered a hole at the root of the olive-tree where she sat, far away from the other workers.
"Harper's Young People, September 28, 1880" by Various
It was not easy walking in the dark, and they tripped and stumbled over tree roots and unsuspected stones.
"Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm" by Mabel C. Hawley
The roots were worn down and the projecting stones had been removed.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
What we came across chiefly were stones fallen from the sides of the Talayot woven together by a network of roots.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
Many say that the best treatment for trees is to put stones about their roots.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
So great was their eager hurry that they stumbled over roots and stones.
"Northern Diamonds" by Frank Lillie Pollock
His roots are wrapped about the heap, He beholdeth the place of stones.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
She gave a little cry, and stood rooted to the ground as though her limbs were turned to stone.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
The stones went rolling and crashing down the side of the mound striking against roots and tearing off branches.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens
Its large woody roots can scarcely penetrate into the stone.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
Another good set for rats is by scooping a piece out of a sod and placing it on a stone or root just under the water.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Probably the ground is frozen and you will have to brace it up with logs or stones or perhaps lash it to a stump or root.
"Deadfalls and Snares" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
It devours various grasses, and hides itself among the roots or under stones during the daytime.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The hop-roots penetrate down into this stone.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
But when stones or roots are in the way, it will be much longer and have many turns.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In poetry:

In the oldest wood I know a brooklet,
That bubbles over stones and roots,
And ripples out of hollow places,
Like music out of flutes.
"A Taunt" by Maurice Thompson
Poets were at the root of it
and to the women who name things
it was all an enigma.
So stones were left unturned,
avenues were not explored.
"The Ministry of Words" by Raymond Queneau
The white star of the traveller's joy, the deep
Empurpled rays that hide the smoky stone,
The dahlia rooted in Egyptian sleep,
The last frail rose alone.
"Chillingham" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Who hath the vertue to expresse the rare
And curious vertues both of herbs and stones?
Is there a herb for that? O that thy care
Would show a root, that gives expressions!
"Providence" by George Herbert
Something that blindly yearneth to be known,
And doth not burn, nor rage, nor leap, nor dart;
But struggles in the sickness of my heart,
As a root struggles in a vault of stone.
"The Captain's Wife" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
And there was one who turned from clamoring streets,
And walked in lamplit gardens among black trees,
And looked at the windy sky,
And thought with terror how stones and roots would freeze
And birds in the dead boughs cry . . .
"The House Of Dust: Part 01: 04:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

The Rolling Stones pay homage to their blues roots alongside one of their heroes on the newly unearthed live DVD 'Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981.
Black Stone Cherry is a Kentucky-based band that combines its Southern roots with hints of Metal.
(AP) — The root of every Stoltzfus in Lancaster County lies in a tiny stone, wood-shingled house tucked between Route 222 and the Tulpehocken Creek in Wyomissing.
The root of every Stoltzfus in Lancaster County lies in a tiny stone, wood-shingled house tucked between Route 222 and the Tulpehocken Creek in Wyomissing.
The root cause of boys throwing stones.
This heavy, fortresslike architecture has its roots in the 11th-century stone churches of early Christians.
The monastic complex of Ta Prohm, a mystic hideout where jungle meets temple and massive tree roots intertwine with stone walls at the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.
Canadian banjo artist Jayme Stone has traveled to Africa, learning from and playing with musicians there while tracing the roots of the banjo to its African origins.
And this is not just about grass-roots but coalition politics, where respected organizations like United Way and Sacred Heart Community Service came together with unexpected allies like Santa Clara County Tax Assessor Larry Stone.
The selection panel included Rolling Stone staffers and such hip-hop experts as Questlove of The Roots.
An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets.
But the boozy, stone-faced rhymes on his debut leave little room for laughs: "In this forest I'm a lonely tree/ My limbs are covered in tattoos, and my roots, they run deep," he raps.
Stone Sour performed their latest, "Hesitate" on Kimmel last night, and from the footage I now know why Jim Root wears a mask in Slipknot.
Angie Stone on new album, returning to her roots and why she won't be working with D'Angelo.
Red Stone Souls are unabashed about their roots.
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