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n. Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones. In popular language, very large masses of stone are called rocks; small masses are called stones; and the finer kinds, gravel, or sand, or grains of sand. Stone is much and widely used in the construction of buildings of all kinds, for walls, fences, piers, abutments, arches, monuments, sculpture, and the like. A precious stone; a gem. Something made of stone.


Specifically: - (a) The glass of a mirror; a mirror. (b) A monument to the dead; a gravestone.


 - (Med.) A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus. One of the testes; a testicle.


 - (Bot.) The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach.


 - A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed. The stone of butchers' meat or fish is reckoned at 8 lbs.; of cheese, 16 lbs.; of hemp, 32 lbs.; of glass, 5 lbs. Symbol of hardness and insensibility; ...

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