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stone-face

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stone-face any plant of the genus Lithops native to Africa having solitary yellow or white flowers and thick leaves that resemble stones
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Usage

In literature:

Yet the ruddy-faced stripling had something better yet along with his sling and stones and skill.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
The quays are faced with stone, and the two basins are fine works, and well adapted for commerce.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Dawson Turner
Sam fell with a great splash upon his face, but in falling, jammed whatever it was against the stone.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Then he turned and looked at me, and his face was gray and cold as a stone.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
He began by demanding the senior partner, who was denied to him by an old clerk with a face like a stone wall.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
The player who has won the lead now places a stone, face upward, on the table.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
If it is a grown-up legend, it must be more than monumental in its lines, like the great stone face of Hawthorne's tale.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
Owen, dear, have patience with me, I know I'm very weak, but I dread a face of stone.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore
At Jerusalem she fell upon her face and kissed the stone before the sepulcher.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Her lips were stone colour, the lids were closed over the eyes; the face was the face of death.
"Six Women" by Victoria Cross
Within these are all of earth, faced round with stone.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
The same stone was used to re-face parts of the nave piers.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Chichester (1901)" by Hubert C. Corlette
Between the stone and what a miner terms the "face" of the rock was a four-foot space.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
Gurney, opening his eyes at last, saw the yellow, haggard face, in its fringe of black beard, as rigid as if cut out of stone, very near his own.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
Her face was turned away, her progress grew slower until they stood by the shadowy bulk of a small stone structure.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
When Odo scratched at this stone here, I saw his face change.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
The stone flew past him, hitting his sister in the face.
"Frank and Fanny" by Mrs. Clara Moreton
He looked surprised a little at seeing us, but otherwise his face was like stone.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Carroll was coming down the only street on a run, jumping from one rough stone to another, and with his face lighted up with excitement.
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
Aristarchi laid his knotty hands on the stone sill and pulled himself up till his face was against the grating.
"Marietta" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

BEHOLD the shape our eyes have known!
It lives once more in changeless stone;
So looked in mortal face and form
Our guide through peril's deadly storm.
"Hymn For The Inauguration Of The Statue Of Governor Andrew" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"His father perished in the War;
Now I am all alone,
And death is all I'm longing for . . ."
So said with face of stone
That woman. "Curse their crazy cars
And cruel wars!"
"The Woman At The Gate" by Robert W Service
I fled to quiet wastes, where on a stone,
Perchance, I found a saint, who sat alone;
I came behind: he turned with slow, sweet grace,
And faced me with my happy, hateful face.
"The Mirror Of Madmen" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Her stone-white face, in the lamp-light, turns toward you;
Darkly, with time-dark eyes, she questions you
Whether this universe is what she thinks it—
Simple and passionate and profound and true—
"Asphalt" by Conrad Potter Aiken
His passion-stricken Sappho seems alive--
Before her none can ever feel alone,
For on her face emotions so do strive
That we forget she is but pallid stone;
And all her tragedy of love and woe
Is told us in the chilly marble's snow.
"To Alexander Galt, The Sculptor" by James Barron Hope
For this the elder brother carved a silent cell of stone,
And in its deep and dreary depths he entered, dwelt alone,
And strove with scourgings, vigils, fasts, to purify his gaze,
And sought amidst these shadows to behold the Master's face.
"The Brothers" by Marietta Holley

In news:

In HBO documentary, the Stones go from fresh-faced kids to street fighting men.
2 Stone Bridge faces Hanover in Virginia AAA Division 5 semifinal.
Chosen by British director Nolan for his franchise reboot, which soared with 2005's "Batman Begins," Bale 's stone-faced portrayal of conflicted billionaire Bruce Wayne, a.k.a.
STONE-FACED CEREMONY: At a short and symbolic ceremony, outgoing Mexican president Felipe Calderon handed a Mexican flag to his successor, Enrique Pena Nieto.
An iconic photograph of a young Trayvon Martin in his Bulldogs football uniform, staring stone-faced into the camera, has been published in print and online around the world.
Rolling Stones may face fine after violating London curfew .
The Rolling Stones, shown during their Nov 25 concert in London, may face a fine for playing past a 10:30 pm noise curfew .
The building was designed by Boulder architect James Hunter, who also designed the Municipal Building, using some of the same stone facing.
Kristen Stewart, Beyonce, Emma Stone and Rihanna are among the famous faces who might be spotted sitting in the front rows of the runway shows.
His stone-cold expression in the face of her floundering is a wondrous thing to behold.
Here, stone country houses are built facing south, their windowless backs hunched against the winds that come tearing out of the north.
The executive was known for his sense of humor, but he sat there stone-faced, then passed on the spot.
Stone walls grace old fields as Route 124 meanders west past Jaffrey Center and Monadnock's south face.
Faces of the Flood: Corinne Stone.
The facility at Stone Face Tavern at 8201 San Pedro Drive N.E.
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In science:

In Lattice gauge theory in the sense of Phillips and Stone they construct for a given Lie group G and a simplicial complex K a G-bundle with connection on |K | associated to a set of G-valued continuous functions defined over the faces of a simplex.
Lattice Gauge Field Theory and Prismatic Sets
Does this Aleph exist in the heart of a stone? Did I see it there in the cel lar when I saw al l things, and have I now forgotten it? Our minds are porous and forgetfulness seeps in; I myself am distorting and losing, under the wearing away of the years, the face of Beatriz. (J. L.
Permutation Orbifolds in Conformal Field Theories and String Theory
It contains various data from cross-cultural studies and recent neuropsychological studies, expressive and neutral faces of Caucasians and Japanese, expressive faces from some of the stone-age tribes, and data that demonstrate the difference between true enjoyment and social smiles .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
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