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