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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
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No doubt, when one contemplates these two Bibles, laid so broadly open in the centuries, it is permissible to regret the visible majesty of the writing of granite, those gigantic alphabets formulated in colonnades, in pylons, in obelisks, those sorts of human mountains which cover the world and the past, from the pyramid to the bell tower, from Cheops to Strasburg.
My hands were resting upon a small piece of granite which formed a part of the wall, and all my weight upon it proved too much for it.
I knew that there must be some entrance to the building beside the doorways in the roof, for it did not seem reasonable to believe that the thousands of slaves which were brought here to feed the Mahars the human flesh they craved would all be carried through the air, and so I continued my search until at last it was rewarded by the discovery of several loose granite blocks in the masonry at one end of the temple.
Having filled his arms with fragments of rotted granite, he clambered again into a tree, and it pleased him to see that the apes had followed his example.
The hairless ape-thing with the man scent was worst of all, for he had even the temerity to advance upon the ground to within a few yards of the Lord of the Jungle, that he might with greater accuracy and force hurl the sharp bits of granite and the heavy sticks at him.
A moment more and I had fettered him to the granite.
Granite Construction Incorporated (GVA) and Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Granite will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Layne in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $565 million, including the assumption of net debt.
com)-- In an attempt to expand its granite portfolio and to bring more color choices to its global granite customers, Regatta Granites India, a leading Indian Granite supplier and exporter from India, has made 10 new additions to its existing range of granite varieties.
There are estimates of about 297 billion tons of granite reserves in Pakistan with varieties of colors and textures.
This contract is divided into 2 lots Lot 1: Supply of natural stone for the extension line to Kehl D - Headers red granite: 850 mA,- Black granite slabs: 1100 mA,- Gray granite paving sample: 1 200 mA,- S30 gray granite border: 1700 ml- Gray granite border B21: 2000 ml.
Sri Lanka is also keen on tech transfer support from Italy for its fledgling $ 16Mn mineral granite industry and is also looking to set up a committee to oversee granite exporters' issues.
Granite Gold, which distributes its stone care products in U.