stone facing


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stone facing a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
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In literature:

The woman's calm face was gentle, with the protective gentleness of the stone that will not fail you when you lean on it.
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
But still Jeanne lay there with her face of stone, stiff and icy-cold, wrapped round by the silence of eternity.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
His footsteps echoed startlingly on the stones, and the chill breath of the place smote his face as he moved.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
The bare face of the arch was originally hidden by the stone vault forming the roof of the passage already referred to.
"Evesham" by Edmund H. New
But no stone mask could have been more impenetrable than Monck's face as he stood stiffly waiting.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
He set on th' flure, with his hands on his belt an' his face as white as stone, an' rocked to an' fro.
"Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" by Finley Peter Dunne
At times a shell would land in a crack in the face of the hill, and immediately following would come an upheaval of stones.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
Grump himself was sitting on a fragment of stone, staring into the fire, with his face in his hands.
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
Gertrude stood like one turned to stone, her face growing as white as her kerchief.
"The Sign Of The Red Cross" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He reached the bow just in time to see the menacing face of a high stone jetty disappear again into the mist.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour

In poetry:

I can't bear that trusting face!
He asks for bread, expects
bread, and I in my power
might have given him a stone.
"Biscuit" by Jane Kenyon
They talked and talked; like to a stone
My heart grew in my breast—
I, who had never seen your face
Perhaps I knew you best.
"To a Dead Poet" by Amy Levy
Curiously wrought in wood, or stone,
And dress'd in smiles, his face,
While yours, as ev'ry one must own,
Smiles in eternal brass.
"To The Corpulent Counsellor W--" by William Hutton
So saying, the King took a stone,
And cast it softly;--but the man,
With a great joy upon his face,
Kneeled down, and cried not, neither ran.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
The angels keep their ancient places;--
Turn but a stone, and start a wing!
'Tis ye, 'tis your estranged faces,
That miss the many-splendoured thing.
"The Kingdom of God" by Francis Thompson
I fled to quiet wastes, where on a stone,
Perchance, I found a saint, who sat alone;
I came behind: he turned with slow, sweet grace,
And faced me with my happy, hateful face.
"The Mirror Of Madmen" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

But Pelini was stoned-faced on the sidelines, and in the locker room he was calm — to the point that several players called it eerie.
That means tonight Hollywood Undead will be facing Deadwood Stone in the Rocktagon.
It's simply called Stone Face.
A place that made 'The Great Stone Face' smile.
This undated image made available by Amnesty International in London shows Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two who had faced stoning to death in Iran on charges of adultery.
In HBO documentary, the Stones go from fresh-faced kids to street fighting men.
2 Stone Bridge faces Hanover in Virginia AAA Division 5 semifinal.
Rolling Stones may face fine after violating London curfew .
A Turkish investigation found that Kurdish children, mostly arrested for illegal assembly or throwing stones, often face abuse in the country's youth prisons.
Looking younger than the Rolling Stones "Voodoo Lounge"-era pinball machine against the Firebird 's wall -- the Front Bottoms, Cheap Girls and We Should Leave This Tree all blurred the imaginary lines between maturity, talent and fresh faces.
The building was designed by Boulder architect James Hunter, who also designed the Municipal Building, using some of the same stone facing.
His stone-cold expression in the face of her floundering is a wondrous thing to behold.
Faces of the Flood: Corinne Stone.
The facility at Stone Face Tavern at 8201 San Pedro Drive N.E.
Such imagery, mixed with big doses of schoolbook nationalism and more recent real-life pictures of stone-throwing children facing Israeli guns, has bolstered a common Arab perception of "resistance" as an act that is just and noble.

In science:

In Lattice gauge theory in the sense of Phillips and Stone they construct for a given Lie group G and a simplicial complex K a G-bundle with connection on |K | associated to a set of G-valued continuous functions defined over the faces of a simplex.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Does this Aleph exist in the heart of a stone? Did I see it there in the cel lar when I saw al l things, and have I now forgotten it? Our minds are porous and forgetfulness seeps in; I myself am distorting and losing, under the wearing away of the years, the face of Beatriz. (J. L.
Permutation Orbifolds in Conformal Field Theories and String Theory
It contains various data from cross-cultural studies and recent neuropsychological studies, expressive and neutral faces of Caucasians and Japanese, expressive faces from some of the stone-age tribes, and data that demonstrate the difference between true enjoyment and social smiles .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art