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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.
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.
Chapter 1, An Unquenchable Passion, traces the beginning life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, including time in his infant years spent with a nurse from a family of stonemasons in Settignano, home of stoneworkers and the popular gray stone called pietra serena, or serene stone.
The stately, multi-winged mansion, clad in dour gray stone and privately situated down a long and gated drive in a particularly plum pocket of BevHills surrounded by estates owned by Tinseltown major leaguers like media mogul Byron Allen and high-powered talent agent Kevin Huvane, measures in at more than 10,000 square feet, according to public tax records, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Bridesmaids included Mary Catherine Stone and Lacey Gray Stone, Leslie Rosebrough Buchholz, Katherine Lepley Duncan, Kelly Mayer Durham, Kathrine Heard Howell, Allison Wells Taylor, Mary Charles Wood, and Dana Yance Wright The attendants wore blush silk and ivory lace and carried bouquets of white and ivory.
The gray stone, worn by time and darkened for centuries, is seventeen times made the theme of the painter's vision.
These dark, vertical, and geometric masses, each about four and a half feet high, and topped with a large gray stone, could be heard to emit weak, irregular sounds: sharp whistling and muffled beating, vibrations and breaths.