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Quay vs. Stone

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Quay (noun)

    A mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience in loading and unloading vessels.

  • Quay

    To furnish with quays.

  • Stone (noun)

    Concreted earthy or mineral matter; also, any particular mass of such matter; as, a house built of stone; the boy threw a stone; pebbles are rounded stones.

  • Stone (noun)

    A precious stone; a gem.

  • Stone (noun)

    Something made of stone. Specifically: -

  • Stone (noun)

    The glass of a mirror; a mirror.

  • Stone (noun)

    A calculous concretion, especially one in the kidneys or bladder; the disease arising from a calculus.

  • Stone (noun)

    A monument to the dead; a gravestone.

  • Stone (noun)

    One of the testes; a testicle.

  • Stone (noun)

    The hard endocarp of drupes; as, the stone of a cherry or peach. See Illust. of Endocarp.

  • Stone (noun)

    A weight which legally is fourteen pounds, but in practice varies with the article weighed.

  • Stone (noun)

    Fig.: Symbol of hardness and insensibility; torpidness; insensibility; as, a heart of stone.

  • Stone (noun)

    A stand or table with a smooth, flat top of stone, commonly marble, on which to arrange the pages of a book, newspaper, etc., before printing; - called also imposing stone.

  • Stone

    To pelt, beat, or kill with stones.

  • Stone

    To make like stone; to harden.

  • Stone

    To free from stones; also, to remove the seeds of; as, to stone a field; to stone cherries; to stone raisins.

  • Stone

    To wall or face with stones; to line or fortify with stones; as, to stone a well; to stone a cellar.

  • Stone

    To rub, scour, or sharpen with a stone.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Quay (noun)

    wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline

  • Stone (noun)

    a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter;

    "he threw a rock at me"

  • Stone (noun)

    material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust;

    "that mountain is solid rock"

    "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

  • Stone (noun)

    building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose;

    "he wanted a special stone to mark the site"

  • Stone (noun)

    a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry;

    "he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"

    "she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

  • Stone (noun)

    the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed;

    "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"

  • Stone (noun)

    an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds;

    "a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

  • Stone (noun)

    United States filmmaker (born in 1946)

  • Stone (noun)

    United States feminist and suffragist (1818-1893)

  • Stone (noun)

    United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)

  • Stone (noun)

    United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as Chief Justice (1872-1946)

  • Stone (noun)

    United States architect (1902-1978)

  • Stone (noun)

    a lack of feeling or expression or movement;

    "he must have a heart of stone"

    "her face was as hard as stone"

  • Stone (verb)

    kill by throwing stones at;

    "Adulterers should be stoned according to the Koran"

  • Stone (verb)

    remove the pits from;

    "pit plums and cherries"

  • Stone (adjective)

    of any of various dull tannish-gray colors

Princeton's WordNet
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