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stony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stony  \Ston"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stonier};  superl.  {Stoniest}.]  [AS. 
  st[=a]nig.  See  {Stone}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  stone,  consisting  of  or  abounding  in 
  stone  or  stones;  resembling  stone;  hard;  as  a  stony 
  tower;  a  stony  cave;  stony  ground;  a  stony  crust. 
 
  2.  Converting  into  stone;  petrifying;  petrific. 
 
  The  stony  dart  of  senseless  cold.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  Inflexible;  cruel;  unrelenting;  pitiless;  obdurate; 
  perverse;  cold;  morally  hard;  appearing  as  if  petrified; 
  as  a  stony  heart;  a  stony  gaze. 
 
  {Stony  coral}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Stone  coral},  under 
  {Stone}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stony 
  adj  1:  abounding  in  rocks  or  stones;  "rocky  fields";  "stony 
  ground";  "bouldery  beaches"  [syn:  {rocky},  {bouldery}, 
  {bouldered}] 
  2:  showing  unfeeling  resistance  to  tender  feelings;  "the 
  child's  misery  would  move  even  the  most  obdurate  heart" 
  [syn:  {flinty},  {obdurate}] 
  3:  hard  as  granite;  "a  granitic  fist"  [syn:  {granitic},  {granitelike}, 
  {rocklike}] 




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