Stone

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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
References in classic literature ?
For twenty long minutes the blood-curdling cries continued, until they seemed but a stone's throw from the palisade.
It was in a back-street off an alley, and although within a stone's throw of Lothbury its immediate surroundings were not exhilarating.
You could never have guessed that within a stone's throw there was an open sheet of water and big ships lying afloat.