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:

We pressed down at the lever, and Bigley heaved and grunted like an old pig grubbing up roots, but the grey mass of stone did not even move.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
Others stubbed their toes on stones or roots, and doubled up, groaning with pain.
"Fred Fenton on the Crew" by Allen Chapman
He even cut down through the roots and took out the larger stones.
"Jersey Street and Jersey Lane" by H. C. Bunner
They stood rooted to the earth, as motionless as if they had been transformed into stone.
"The Gorilla Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
Many cocoa-nut trees were torn up by the roots and carried bodily along with the tough stream of mud and stones and general debris.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Underground, the root winds its way round stones and obstacles towards moist places.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Beneath the double layer of stones and sods lay the roots cooked by this violent heating.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
The root is ground between stones and then soaked in water.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
The branches scratched his face, and he stumbled continually upon roots and stones.
"Caleb in the Country" by Jacob Abbott
Do you see that black stone stuck among the roots?
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Sink the roots into the mud so that they are just buried, and weight them down with a stone or clod.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
Huge roots were thrust between the joints of stones and shifted them out of place.
"Commodore Junk" by George Manville Fenn
Baboons turn over stones and scratch up roots with their hands.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
Only aloes could take root in the clefts of the yellow grey stone, and here and there a fig tree spread its meagre shade.
"Riven Bonds. Vol. II." by E. Werner
The land should be spaded thoroughly to a depth of 30 centimeters, and all stones, roots, etc., removed.
"The Philippine Agricultural Review" by Various
The next moment Paul caught up a stone and threw it with all his force at the spotted root.
"The Motor Girls at Camp Surprise" by Margaret Penrose
Yonder are roots of the great trees tearing the stones apart.
"The Second Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling
He had scarce laid his stone axe to the root when water began to gush forth from the wound.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
It is rooted upon rocks or stones at the bottom of the sea, and rises to the surface, even from great depths.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
One stone step exists, in the root cellar wall.
"Huntley" by Tony P. Wrenn
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In poetry:

"Oh, tear me, root and branches!
No longer let me be
A living head-stone, brooding
O'er the grave of liberty."
"A Tree In The Ghetto" by Morris Rosenfeld
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
Wild and sweet the flowers are blowing
By that streamlet's side,
And a greener verdure showing
Where its waters glide,
Down the hill-slope murmuring on,
Over root and mossy stone.
"The Fountain" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The chapel and bridge are of stone alike,
Blackish-grey and mostly wet;
Cut hemp-stalks steep in the narrow dyke.
See here again, how the lichens fret
And the roots of the ivy strike!
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
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
When the waking waters rise from their beds of snow, under the hill,
In little rooms of stone where they sleep when icicles reign,
The April breezes scurry through woodlands, saying
Awaken roots under cover of soil — it is Spring again."
"Epilogue" by Edgar Lee Masters

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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