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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. In its surface were two iron staples, distant from each other about two feet, horizontally.
Granite announced its Santa Clara Asphalt Facility in Santa Clara, California has been recognized as a California Green Business by the California Green Business Network in acknowledgement of its efforts to conserve resources and prevent pollution to help make Santa Clara County a more sustainable community.
Amongst the other rocks, granite is used as building stone, dimension stone and decorative stone purpose.
Granite's Materials group revenue was $41.6 million, compared with $45.7 million last year.
Granite Telecommunications, a USD 1.4 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, has launched "Drive Faster," a new program designed to help sales partners get up to speed quickly on Granite's capabilities to support their customers with a range of services and award-winning customer and operations support, the company said.
KARACHI -- FPCCI's presidential candidate Daroo Khan Achakzai has called for adequate utilization of marble and granite resources in the country to help earn handsome foreign exchange and curtail unemployment.