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Stone

A unit of weight equivalent to 14 pounds.
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For a moment, while his luncheon guests puzzled on what was happening, he was stonily silent.
As for Szwedo, he sat stonily and it was unclear if he was leaning toward laughter or tears but he took the ribbing good naturedly and that is politics.
But mostly, Republican members were stonily silent.
But, any fears the director's poetically severe style might be mitigated by the tony demands of traditionally rooted prestige cinema are allayed in the opening reel, as a stark, stonily beautiful shot of an infant's funeral segues into a combat sequence of bruising, heightened viciousness.
Last month, the head of the Constitutional Court denounced "excessive" political criticism of his tribunal in a speech attended by Erdogan, who remained stonily silent during the ceremony.
The House speaker, John Boehner, who sat stonily through most of Obama's speech, applauded that line.
He had been President of the Economic Society in the stonily seventies when economic controversies about stagflation and fighting inflation first raged.
LUCILLA has meanwhile stood stonily gazing straight in front of her.
It also is possible the child stonily will resolve to do whatever is the opposite and inadvertently toss away any possible good lessons fore that particular teacher.
When sister's eyes opened round and dark in her brother ("By the Rim of an Ancient Well") And following sister's shadow;/Dark love/Of a savage race ("Passion") The slender figure of the sister steps out of the blue mirror and he falls as if dead into darkness ("Dream and Derangement") Stonily sank into a void, when in a broken mirror there appeared a dying youth, his sister; night swallowed up the accursed race.
Flanked by community activists who stared stonily into television cameras, enraged, the youth, emboldened by the same rage, faced the jutting microphones and flashing lights and bared his soul to the world.
Sitting stonily at the witness table as members of the US House of Representatives Homeland Security committee waved knives, a golf club and a hockey stick for dramatic emphasis, Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole told a hearing that his decision was made based on threat information and he had no plans to rescind it.