• WordNet 3.6
    • adj stone-grey of the color of slate or granite "the slaty sky of dawn"
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In literature:

But if they do look up for a moment they notice a pile of grey stones at the very top of the hill.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
On the summit of Haworth Hill, beyond the street, stands a grey stone house, which is shown as the original of 'Wuthering Heights.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
When I had seen Jacques seat himself on 17 roots of trees, and 25 grey stones, which was at the end of the second act, I came away.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The postoffice was a fine, grey stone structure and had been completed less than two years.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
The Stones themselves stood on the hill, against the sky, gaunt, grey, menacing, a landmark for all the country-side.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
With the proceeds the very handsome grey stone church was built on 16th Street above Scott Circle.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
In place of the foreshore with its flat grey stones, his eye travelled down a steep green slope.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Buildings of grey stone clustered and looked over the bank.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
The monument in question is a tablet of very close-grained grey stone 11-1/3 inches long 6 inches high and, in the centre, about 3 inches thick.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
It was not difficult to find Stone Cottage, and, wonderful to relate, it was really built of unadorned grey stone, not of brick.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
At the touch of that stone the 'Grey Archway' opened and has remained opened to this day.
"Legends of Vancouver" by E. Pauline Johnson
I can see it from where I am sitting now, rough grey stone.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
The contents indeed of the sacred chest are of the simplest; a withered branch, a pot of food, two slabs of grey stone, obscurely engraved.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
It appears to have had six columns (fragments of three of cipollino remain) and grey stone bases.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
It was an old grey stone cottage, its walls covered with vines, and its garden full of shrubbery.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
He looked suddenly like a man carved out of grey stone.
"Martyr" by Alan Edward Nourse
The grey stone was, in fact, sucking out the life of this frail child.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
If only its stone facade might be allowed to mellow, to grey a little!
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
He went out into the street treading not the grey stone pavement but air.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
So in a little he also took his place on the Session Stone, and made another young head among the grey beards.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett

In poetry:

And down the valley, further on,
Lies Sanquhar dim, and grey,
Still guarded by its pile of stone,
That crumbles day by day.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
Mourn, Shepherd, near thy old grey stone;
Thou Angler, by the silent flood;
And mourn when thou art all alone,
Thou Woodman, in the distant wood!
"Address To The Scholars Of The Village School Of ---" by William Wordsworth
The Old Jewish Cemetery
is one great bouquet of grey stone
on which time has trodden.
I was drifting among the graves,
thinking of my mother.
She used to read the Bible.
"Lost Paradise" by Jaroslav Seifert
"THERE is plenty of room for two in here,
Within the steep tunnel of old grey stone;
And the well is so dark, and the spring so clear,
It is quite unsafe to go down alone."
"The Well Of Saint John" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
'Now I see, there below all is the same. There are blue waters, black
forests, grey heaps of piled-up stones. Among them are still fussing to and
fro the insects, thou knowest, the bipeds that have never yet once defiled
thee nor me.'
"A Conversation" by Ivan Turgenev
Rosy it brimmed in the twilight, redder and fairer than wine,
Cold in a grey stone hollow I saw it dimple and shine:
And of all that a man might dream and desire, then seemed it the best
To drink, and be no more thirsty, lie down and for ever rest.
"The Waters Of Oblivion" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

It's true, Excalibur 's known for it's castle-like exterior – built of grey stone with arched ceilings and solid like a rock.
Lastra hand-carved marble vanity in Siena Silver-Grey with alderwood accents by Stone Forest.