Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


That the stone, which some builders refuse, may become the head-stone of the corner.

Were I to die to-morrow my grave might not have so much as a head-stone.

He leaped over two, five, ten graves—then he stumbled over a head-stone concealed by the snow.

Of course the corner-stone here is the foundation-stone and not 'the head-stone of the corner.'

The grass was quite green over Jacqueline by this time, and the head-stone had lost its perfect whiteness.

My brother Manta made a head-stone for him, and painted it white, and put poor Moses's name and age on it.

Who—who—could raise a head-stone over the darlin' o' my heart, widout one of us knowin' it!

To put a head-stone over my weeny goolden-haired darlin', for the sake of the little thrifles I sarved thim in!

These stones were called by the names of the limbs which they represented, as 'eye-stone,' 'head-stone'.

His body lay in state in the church of Ross for nine days and was then buried without a head-stone.