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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STONY

The ground is stony, and scarce any thing but gravel, mixt with a little earth.

But it was Stony Mountain that was of most importance to the British.

At this time, young Dunlap was introduced to the stony paths of playwriting.

To his further remonstrances she interposed a stony silence.

His horrible pleading fell on stony ears, and he changed his tune.

I saw Molly standing in the sunlight by my side, her face a stony mask.

There was a point where the stony slope above the bank was strewn with them.

Her face was stony—stony as the face of the woman who was watching her.

Mercy Lascelles raised a pair of stony eyes, and her thin lips were smiling.

Incidentally they gave Dave the number of their Stony Island residence.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stanig; see stone (n.) + -y (2).

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