Stone-breaker

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stone-breaker one who, or that which, breaks stones, a stone-crushing machine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stán; Ger. stein, Dut. steen.

Usage

In literature:

Then came two laborers, on their way to a job, a stone-breaker, and two more women.
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
He had no more company that morning except an aged stone-breaker whom he convoyed for half a mile.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
The man looked up from his work as the Rector came along; the grey face of the stone-breaker had a melancholy familiarity for him.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
The quartz is first broken by stone-breakers like those used in England.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
To accomplish this in the most efficient manner, a stone breaker which will reduce to about 1/4 in.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
The woods closed in on him again, he left the stone-breaker behind, and his face soon assumed its usual self-satisfied expression.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
BLAKE'S STONE AND ORE BREAKER AND CRUSHER.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
Well did Stanley deserve his native name of Bula Matadi, or "the breaker of stones," for no difficulty was too great for him to overcome.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Before noon we saw more breakers, the reef of which was composed of very large stones, and called it Stony-reef Island.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards
The student has finished his course, the breaker of stones remains what he was.
"The Simple Life" by Charles Wagner
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In poetry:

And you'd leave him there, that stone-breaker,
And you'd wonder who came to see what was done
By him in a day, or a month, or a week:
He broke a stone and another one,
And you left him there and you travelled on.
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum
A cart that went creaking along the road,
And another cart that kept coming a-near;
A man breaking stones; for bits of the day
One stroke and another would come to you clear,
And then no more from that stone-breaker.
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Winnipeg skip Mike McEwen studies the oncoming stone line during his 9-7 tie breaker win over Calgary's Kevin Koe in the Capital One Canada Cup Curling on Saturday Dec 1, 2012.
Penny Stones are an elegant and fun collection of ice breakers.
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