stone's throw


Definition of stone's throw 

: a short distance lives within a stone's throw of town

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the cottage is a stone's throw from the beach

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Rated among the best restaurants in the Netherlands, Caracol also has a couple of beautiful rooms and is situated right in the harbor town a stone's throw from the pier. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 On the southern slopes of the Baldwin Hills, just a stone's throw from the pump jacks that dot the Inglewood Oil Field, lie the upper reaches of Ladera Heights, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods on the Westside. Scott Garner,, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Pricey Ladera Heights, tucked away in the Westside, retains a sense of community," 6 July 2018 On Tuesday, the former box-to-box midfielder, who grew up a stone's throw away from Liverpool's Anfield stadium, put his three trophies up for sale at a London auction. Thomas Allnutt,, "'It's their turn' - McDermott urges Liverpool to draw on spirit of '81," 22 May 2018 That new tradition, an annual performance of the musical in Austrian-German with English subtitles, was born at the Landestheatre Salzburg, a stone's throw from Mirabell Palace and gardens. Kelly Hushin, Town & Country, "Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from The Sound of Music," 17 Apr. 2017 Clinton stayed behind and volunteered to protect the homes from violently erupting volcanic fissures just a stone's throw from the property. Scott Mclean, CNN, "Hawaii resident credits friend with saving his home from lava bombs," 25 May 2018 For many Venezuelans, the first stop after crossing is the Divine Providence Cafeteria, an open-air soup kitchen a stone's throw from the bridge. Chris Kraul,, "Hungry, sick and increasingly desperate, thousands of Venezuelans are pouring into Colombia," 13 May 2018 At the center of the property (and, more importantly, a stone's throw and robe-appropriate walk from the spa) a rustic cabin suite sits on stilts over a pond that's ringed by wildflowers and grape vines. Sarah Storms, ELLE Decor, "The Suite Life: Les Sources de Caudalie's L'Ile Aux Oiseux," 17 June 2016 The crisis is quite literally a stone's throw away and is spreading fast. Peter King,, "Rumors, Realities and Ruminations on Draft Eve," 25 Apr. 2018

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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