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Stony meaning

stony - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.
  2. 2. Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.
  3. 3. Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.
  4. 4. Made of stone; full of stones; like a stone; hard; obdurate; fixed.

stony - examples of usage

  1. They gave us a supply of tobacco, and told us to call round again as soon as we " got stony," and they would see what they could do for us. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. For hers was the high, stony way of those who demand more than jealous life is ready to give. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. They had previously been lighted by the colonel with much difficulty, and without them it would have been impossible to follow the stony, grassy pathway by which Ned Crawford made his first invasion of the Mexican territory. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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