stone

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. coblestone, pebble; mineral; gem, jewel; gravestone, tombstone, millstone, whetstone, hearthstone, flagstone, etc.; pit, endocarp, pyrene; concretion, calculus. See density, ornament.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. rock, stony, rocky, flinty, adamantine, hard, rough, cragged, craggy, petrified, petrous, calciferous, calcific, lithic, calcified, become stone, petrographic, petrographical, crystallographic, lithographic, lithological, marble, granite.
n.
Syn. concretion, mass, crag, cobblestone, cobble, boulder, gravel, pebble, rock, sand, grain, granite, marble, flint, gem, Jewel.
cast the first stone,
Syn. criticize, blame, reprimand; see attack 2 , scold .
leave no stone unturned,
Syn. take Great pains, do everything possible, persist, try hard; see continue 1 , pursue 1 , work 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
rock, boulder, pebble, granite, cobblestone, gravel, crag, jewel, gemstone, gem, precious stone, semiprecious gem, *ice, birthstone, bijou, diamond, emerald, sapphire, ruby, pearl, topaz, amethyst, tourmaline, onyx, garnet, zircon.
WORD FIND
bits and pieces: rubble, spall, grit
capstone on ancient monument: dolmen
cutter: mason
cutter, polisher, engraver: lapidary
cutting, polishing, engraving, art of: lapidary
excavation pit: quarry
fire-starting: flint
giant: boulder, megalith
globular stone with a crystal-lined center: geode
memorial pile or trailmarker: cairn
piles found on mountain slopes: scree, talus, cairn
polishing: pumice
sharpening: whetstone
stony: petrous, lithoid
transported far from native land by glacier: erratic, glacial erratic
turn to: petrify
see rock

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