Stony coral. (Zoöl.) Same as Stone coral, under Stone.

(Stood) imp. & p. p. of Stand.

(Stook) n. [Scot. stook, stouk; cf. LG. stuke a heap, bundle, G. stauche a truss, bundle of flax.] (Agric.) A small collection of sheaves set up in the field; a shock; in England, twelve sheaves.

(Stook), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stooked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stooking.] (Agric.) To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks.

(Stool) n. [L. stolo. See Stolon.] (Hort.) A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil. P. Henderson.

(Stool), v. i. (Agric.) To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers. R. D. Blackmore.

(Stool) n. [AS. stol a seat; akin to OFries. & OS. stol, D. stoel, G. stuhl, OHG. stuol, Icel. stoll, Sw. & Dan. stol, Goth. stols, Lith. stalas a table, Russ. stol'; from the root of E. stand. &radic163. See Stand, and cf. Fauteuil.]

1. A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.

(Stone"run`ner) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The ring plover, or the ringed dotterel. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The dotterel. [Prov. Eng.]

(Stone"smic`kle) n. (Zoöl.) The stonechat; — called also stonesmitch. [Prov. Eng.]

(Stone"-still`) a. As still as a stone. Shak.

(Stone"ware`) n. A species of coarse potter's ware, glazed and baked.

(Stone"weed`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Lithospermum, herbs having a fruit composed of four stony nutlets.

(Stone"work`) n. Work or wall consisting of stone; mason's work of stone. Mortimer.

(Stone"wort`) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Chara; — so called because they are often incrusted with carbonate of lime. See Chara.

(Ston"i*ly) adv. In a stony manner.

(Ston"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being stony.

(Ston"ish), a. Stony. [R.] "Possessed with stonish insensibility." Robynson (More's Utopia).

(Stont) obs. 3d pers. sing. present of Stand.

(Ston"y) a. [Compar. Stonier ; superl. Stoniest.] [AS. stanig. 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.

3. Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.

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