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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stoning the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Forty feet underground in an old stone quarry Forty feet underground in an old stone quarry
Boundary-Stone in the Louvre Boundary-Stone in the Louvre
A kitten touches its front paws to the paws of a stone lion A kitten touches its front paws to the paws of a stone lion
You cannot catch birds by throwing stones at them You cannot catch birds by throwing stones at them


  • Dante Alighieri
    “I wept not, so to stone within I grew.”
  • Jules Favre
    Jules Favre
    “Not an inch of our territory not a stone of our fortress.”
  • Proverb
    “Gifts make their way through stone walls.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.”
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”
  • Fo-Yan
    “If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don't seek, how are you different from earth, wood, or stone? You must seek without seeking.”


A rolling stone gathers no moss - People say this to mean that an ambitious person is more successful than a person not trying to achieve anything. Originally it meant the opposite and was critical of people trying to get ahead.
As cold as stone - If something is as cold as stone, it is very cold. If a person is as cold as stone, they are unemotional.
Blood out of a stone - If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed.
Etched in stone - Something, especially rules and customs, that cannot be changed at all is said to be etched in stone.
Kill two birds with one stone - When you kill two birds with one stone, you resolve two difficulties or matters with a single action.
Leave no stone unturned - If you look everywhere to find something, or try everything to achieve something, you leave no stone unturned.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.
Set in stone - If something is set in stone, it cannot be changed or altered.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me - To be resistant to criticism. This is often said to young children upset over the fact that another child called them something that they did not like.
Stone dead - This idiom is a way of emphasizing that there were absolutely no signs of life or movement.
Stone deaf - Someone who is stone deaf is completely deaf.
Stone's throw - If a place is a stone's throw from where you are, it is a very short distance away.
Written in stone - If something is written in stone, it is permanent and cannot be changed.


In literature:

Persian women are extremely fond of jewellery, diamonds, pearls and precious stones.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Yes, there was a spring of clear, cool, sparkling water bubbling up and trickling over the stones.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
He had hoped for some hard and useful stone at least, if not for actual flints.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Van Horn rode off presently with Stone, and Doubleday returned to the house, where Kate was sitting with Belle.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
He is the stone despised by you builders that has become the chief corner-stone.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
Forms of stone axes.+ Stone axes are found all over the globe.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Then he pulled aside the stone from the trap.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
The sacrificial mound consisted of a cairn of stones some few metres square, situated on a special elevation of the plain.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
I would search for metals and specimens of the stones in the higher rocks.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
The stone chair crashed down upon the stone floor.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum

In poetry:

A pilgrim of the wilds to-day,
I lie by Cameron's stone,
And let my fancy roam and play,
And take sweet flights alone.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Lord, if I ask in doubt and dread
Lest I be left to moan,
Am I not he who, asked for bread,
Would give his son a stone?
"What Man Is There of You?" by George MacDonald
Let the spirit from above,
That once hovered, like a dove,
O'er the Jordan, hither flown,
Hover o'er this Corner Stone.
"Hymns For Dedication X" by John Pierpont
WATER, I did not seek you,
Water of hollow stone;
I crossed no one's acre to find you
You were where my geese lie down.
"The Knitters" by Padraic Colum
More righteous far shall then appear,
Before the Judgment-throne,
The holiness of flesh and blood,
Than holiness of stone.
"St. Coutts's" by Ernest Jones
Oh could I sleep where moon-beams peep,
Beneath some mossy stone,
For when I die 'tis there I'll lie.
All quiet and alone.
"Oh Could I . . ." by R S Ward

In news:

Eric and Pat Fedde, Stone Ridge, NY, Times-Republican.
We live in Stone Ridge, a rural area in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.
Emma Stone is Vogue's best dressed woman for 2012.
Dental x-ray showing fillings ( Kourosh Behbahani/Stone photo ).
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy joins Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man," which arrives at many theaters at 12:01 am Tuesday.
Stone Energy Trims 3Q Production.
Oliver Stone and Ziyi Zhang at 'The Banquet' soiree.
Tudor Lang picked the strongest stones.
Police take an unidentified youth into custody following stoning of school buses after they had left South Boston High School on the second day of court-ordered busing in Boston, Sept 14, 1974.
Stone Brewing Co.'s First Company Store Outside of San Diego Opens In Pasadena: Lines.
Ward Stone, director of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Pathology Laboratory in Delmar, N.Y.
Stone Brewing regional brewing representative Chris Cantrell pours a Stone IPA on Saturday during Brew Fest 2012 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.
Design of dimensional stone veneer is a straightforward process when the stone sizes are similar, utilize the same material and are connected to an appropriately framed structural backup.
Chariza and Peanut Butter Wolf Talk About a Girl Stones Throw 101 Stones Throw.
Coronado Stone offers its Santa Barbara Stone featuring an array of oversized stone with highly detailed textures.

In science:

In chapter 7, we introduce the notion of “compatible transition functions” similar to the “parallel transport functions” of Phillips-Stone for a simplicial complex K .
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Stone, Lattice Gauge Fields and Chern-Weil Theory, Geometry and Topology: Manifolds, varieties and knots, Athens, 1985. A.V.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Stone, Lattice gauge fields, Principal Bund les and the calculation of topological charge, Comm.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Stone, Topological Chern-Weil Theory, Memoirs Amer.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
While the two models I considered do not encode computationally interesting optimization problems, they are an important stepping stone for further research.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation