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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
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It was one of those rare afternoons when all the thickness and shadow of London are changed to a kind of shining, pulsing, special atmosphere; when the smoky vapors become fluttering golden clouds, nacreous veils of pink and amber; when all that bleakness of gray stone and dullness of dirty brick trembles in aureate light, and all the roofs and spires, and one great dome, are floated in golden haze.
I liked the great terrace best, for the view was divine, so while the rest went to see the rooms inside, I sat there trying to sketch the gray stone lion's head on the wall, with scarlet woodbine sprays hanging round it.
these gray stones - are they all - All of the famed, and the colossal left By the corrosive Hours to Fate and me?
All the air was laden with the bitter fragrance of the May, and all the bosky shades of the woodlands beyond rang with the sweet song of birds--the throstle cock, the cuckoo, and the wood pigeon-- and with the song of birds mingled the cool sound of the gurgling brook that leaped out of the forest shades, and ran fretting amid its rough, gray stones across the sunlit open glade before the trysting tree.
Hall, 18, is graduate of the Gray Stone Day School, which is located on the campus of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.
The stone lightens in color which is termed "season." Buff stone usually seasons in about 60-90 days, while gray stone may take up to six months.