• Trying to sketch the gray-stone lion's head on the wall
    Trying to sketch the gray-stone lion's head on the wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stone-gray of the color of slate or granite "the slaty sky of dawn"
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In literature:

This was of rough, gray stone, and the windows small.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
We entered the administration building of gray, dull stone, and were ushered immediately into the office of the head of operations.
"Priestess of the Flame" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
She reached this low stone building after dark, and entered it quietly, like a gray ghost.
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
I wish you to take a note over to the large gray stone house yonder, and be sure to deliver it to Mr. Rex Lyon himself.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
As if that rose should promise to shelter from tempest this hard gray stone!
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The houses were of gray stone, tall and stiff with tiny barred windows.
"The Royal Book of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
And Grant sat outside on a stone by his father under the gray sky.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
There was only a short climb now, and a gray stone wall.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I cannot bear the vision I see of you, with your eyes showing like gray stones casting eddies of wrinkles!
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
The house had been built of gray stone and it was difficult to imagine how the enemy had managed so completely to reduce it to ruins.
"The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor" by Margaret Vandercook
He sat down on one of the great gray stones that lay half in the water, half on the land.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
Jamie took the tin can and went out along the Gray-stone road for about a mile and entered a pasture where three cows were grazing.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
The interior is built of a clear gray stone on which sparing employment of color in certain places is most effective.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
On a warm gray stone near the top of the pile, gently waving its wings in the sunshine, glowed a gorgeous red-and-black butterfly.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The part of the slab which projects beyond the step is worn down by hard usage into a mere mass of gray stone.
"The Children of Westminster Abbey" by Rose G. Kingsley
As it grew lighter, he could see the house; it was an immense structure of smooth gray stone.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
It is the march of the gray companies down the stone walk of the yard.
"Within Prison Walls" by Thomas Mott Osborne
Patsie was already waiting for him as he drew up before the great gray stone mansion.
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson
The gray stones of the college lost the mysterious outlines of dawn and sharpened slowly to a rose-warmed vitality.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Gray stones and brown cliffs, thorns and thistles, dust and drought, naked plains, burned by blasting heat; so be it!
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

The birds in the rustling branches
Sing gayly overhead;
Gray stones like sentinel spectres
Are guarding the silent dead.
"In A Graveyard" by John Hay
Gray ruins loom on ev'ry side,
Each stone an age's story;
They seem the very ghosts of pride
That watch the grave of glory.
"In Rome" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Soon wilt thou wipe my tears away;
All my task upon earth is done;
My poor father, old and gray,
Slumbers beneath the churchyard stone.
"The Maiden's Sorrow" by William Cullen Bryant
I STOOD On Sarum's treeless plain,
The waste that careless Nature owns;
Lone tenants of her bleak domain,
Loomed huge and gray the Druid stones.
"The Broken Circle" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
There on the hills should I behold,
Sitting upon an old gray stone
That humps its back up through the mold,
And piping in a monotone,
Pan, as he sat in days of old,
My joy would bid surprise begone!
""If I Could Glimpse Him"" by John Charles McNeill
How many different rites have these gray old temples known!
To the mind what dreams are written in these chronicles of stone!
What terror and what error, what gleams of love and truth,
Have flashed from these walls since the world was in its youth?
"The Pillar Towers of Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

(happy birthday from Dandelion Dreams set) Skipping Stones Design Dye ink: (Basic Gray) Stampin' Up.
Whitney Port turned to the crown jewels of London in prints that evoked precious stones, crystals and rock formations in gray, greens and a broad range of blues, from sky to, well, jewel.
"Nine Stones" by Don Gray.
Wilsonart Contract has introduced 27 new stone-inspired high-pressure laminate designs, including Salentina Grigio (a low-contrast blend of sienna and gray with gold accents).
Gray Stone Dashboard Delivers Flight Department Data.
Hundreds of cars travel down Slidell's Third Street every day, yet there are likely few motorists who pause to think about the gray stone monument they pass at Cleveland Avenue.
Tools and Materials Gray or brown felt Stone (at least 5 pounds) Craft glue.
Everyone is still healing after the death of Slipknot's bass player Paul Gray, so I'm sure it's going to be a little tough for Corey and Jim to get back out on the road with Stone Sour .