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Blarney stone a stone in Blarney Castle in Ireland, reputed to give the gift of blarney to those who kiss it.
cast the first stone to be the first to accuse someone of wrongdoing.
kidney stone an abnormal mass of hard mineral deposits that forms in the kidney.
kill two birds with one stone to achieve two aims with one action.
leave no stone unturned to use every means possible; consider every possibility.
philosophers' stone an imaginary substance for which alchemists searched, believing it was capable of conferring wisdom, prolonging life, and transmuting any base metal, such as lead, into gold or silver.
precious stone any of several minerals, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, that are valued for their rarity and beauty, and are often used in jewelry; gem.
Rosetta stone an inscribed stone tablet found near Rosetta, Egypt, in 1799 that bears parallel legends in Greek as well as ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic and demotic scripts, thus enabling the first deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics. [2 definitions]
Stone Age the stage or level of the development of human culture that was characterized by the use of stone tools and weapons, dating from about two million B.C. to about 3,500 B.C., and divided into the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.
stone-blind thoroughly and completely blind. (Cf. sand-blind, gravel-blind.)
stone-deaf thoroughly and completely deaf.