hard stone


Definition of hard stone

: an opaque usually semiprecious stone that can be shaped or carved (as for jewelry or mosaics)

Examples of hard stone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the pews full, an older woman dressed in a silk skirt knelt slowly on the hard stone floor beneath the vaulted ceiling to pray. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 The medium of choice: washed hard stone like granite or quartz, not limestone or sandstone. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2022 Martorana’s gambit is to carve soft things, with exquisite realism, from hard stone. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2021 Lee and Winslet present us with the image of a hard stone to crack. Armond White, National Review, 13 Nov. 2020 Botanically speaking, stone fruits are a type of drupe: thin-skin fruits with soft flesh around a hard stone or pit encasing their seeds. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Aug. 2020 Over time, those crystals can become small, hard stones. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 9 Sep. 2019 Kidney stones develop when salt and other minerals found in urine stick together and form into hard stone-like deposits. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 31 July 2019 It Up Alternating materials, like gold with hard stones or mother of pearl, add visual interest. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 24 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of hard stone

1853, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Hard stone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20stone. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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