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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Despite living just a stone's throw from Windsor Castle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not there to participate in the festivities. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Aren't at This Morning's Garter Day Celebration," 17 June 2019 Hippodrome Hotel Located on a quiet side street in La Condesa, Hippodrome Hotel is just a stone's throw from Spain Park and Mexico Park. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 There's also a water playground, and the Houston Zoo is a stone's throw away. Houston Chronicle, "Playgrounds around Houston," 10 May 2018 Steinvorth and Rohrmoser spend lots of time at the nearby Pure Jungle Spa, which is just a stone's throw away from their property. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "An Artists’ Guide to the Paradisiacal Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica," 2 Jan. 2019 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

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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