from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The stone used in the game of curling. In shape it resembles a small convex cheese with a handle in the upper side.
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That wasn't right, though; no portholes in the Khyber country - I struggled with memory, and then a figure blocked the light, a huge figure in green sarong and sleeveless tunic, with a krees in his girdle, and fingering his earring as he stared down at me, his heavy brown face as hard as a curling-stone.
Wick a bore, hit a curling-stone obliquely and send it through an opening.
I disapproved, not only because we had twice skidded like a curling-stone from one side of the asphalt to the other, but also because I did not wish undue attention attracted to our course.
And with the word he sent his son spinning along the floor like a curling-stone, till he rattled, a wet, huddled lump, against a row of chairs.
Wick a bore = hit a curling-stone obliquely and send it through an opening.