The hard, solid, nonmetallic mineral matter of which rock is made, especially as a building material
(1902–78), US architect. His notable designs include the Museum of Modern Art in New York City 1937–39; the US embassy in New Delhi, India 1954–58; and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC 1964–69
(1872–1946), US chief justice 1941–46. He was the dean of the Columbia Law School 1910–24 and, briefly, US attorney general 1924 in President Coolidge’s cabinet before he was appointed to the US Supreme Court as an associate justice 1925–41. He was named chief justice by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1818–93), US feminist and abolitionist. The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree (Oberlin College 1847), she traveled widely during the 1850s lecturing on women’s rights. In 1869, she founded the American Woman Suffrage Association, which merged with the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1890 to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association
(1946-), US movie director, screenwriter, and producer. He won Academy Awards for his adaptation of the novel Midnight Express (1978) and for his direction of Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989), both of which indict US involvement in the Vietnam War. Other notable movies: JFK (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994)
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A porous block used to diffuse air in a fish pond, aquarium, etc.
A stone which when placed under the eyelid supposedly forces out particles of foreign matter (now rare).
A piece of jet, black marble, or other black stone.
Any of a number of small rounded stones found in a group, believed by some to be the remains of the gizzard of a moa; usually in plural.
(A) stone dug from a quarry or mine.
Alchemy. The red form of the philosopher's stone. Now historical.
An exclamation of surprise or shock
A prehistoric period when weapons and tools were made of stone or of organic materials such as bone, wood, or horn
A stone of varying descriptions, typically having a naturally formed hole and used as a bead or amulet.
A stone forming part of or constituting an altar; especially the slab forming the flat top or table of an altar.
A rock or mineral from which alum is obtained, especially alunite.
A type of oolitic limestone found especially near Bath in SW England, grey to yellowish in colour and used in building and sculpture
The sacred reddish-black stone built into the outside wall of the Kaaba and ritually touched by Muslim pilgrims
= brain coral.
Partly kaolinized granite containing plagioclase feldspar, ground and mixed with kaolin to make porcelain
An artificial stone claimed to have greater resistance to frost and heat than natural stone, formerly much used for statues, decorative work, etc.
The stone of a date.
An engraved stone embedded in a building or other structure, commemorating the date of construction and sometimes bearing other information, as the name or initials of the original owner, builder, etc.
Stone, or a stone, used on the face of a structure or building; (also) the slab of stone forming the face or front of a cornice, entablature, etc.
A fossil sea urchin or echinite.
Mineralogy = mellite.
A stone set up to mark the boundary of the lands of an individual or community.
A stone supposed to offer protection from nightmares.
A combination of shale and sandstone (now rare).
A stone that marks the centre of the world or of a geographical area; also in extended use.
A stone which closes the mouth of an oven.
A stone which, when ground, yields powder that can be used as pigment; this powder.
A stone or crystal used for divination.
A thin slab of unglazed stoneware for baking pizza and certain types of bread.
A soft, porous, calcareous rock; tufa.
Dentistry a calcified concretion within the pulp of a tooth.
A hail stone (usually in plural) (rare).
A place of execution.
A stone forming the base or supporting framework of a rick.
Mining (the name of) a stratum of ironstone within the coal measures of Staffordshire, England.
A coping stone for the ridge of a house.
A stone rounded by friction on a beach or in the bed of a river.
A stone cross; a monument in the shape of a cross.
= rose diamond.
A large stone carved with runes by ancient Scandinavians or Anglo-Saxons
A measure of weight equal to approx. 22 pounds (10 kg).
Baked in a stone oven or (especially of bread or pizza) on a hot, flat stone.