curling-stone

Definitions

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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Examples

  • 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.

    Flashman's Lady

  • Wick a bore, hit a curling-stone obliquely and send it through an opening.

    Glossary

  • 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.

    The Blue Wall A Story of Strangeness and Struggle

  • 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.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Wick a bore = hit a curling-stone obliquely and send it through an opening.

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

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