carved in stone


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A couple of carriages waited by the curbstone, their lamps blazing steadily, the horses standing perfectly still, as if carved in stone, the coachmen sitting motionless under the big fur capes, without as much as a quiver stirring the white thongs of their big whips.
WALKERS will be able to see Walter Treadwell's work of art carved in stone as they visit a new heritage trail linking the 12 parishes of north Warwickshire.
Peter Barclay, the club's owner, tells us that above the club's front entrance is a locomotive and trucks carved in stone.
People aged 60 would like to say to their grandchildren, 'Up there is your grandfather carved in stone,'" he said.
Luther wrote about this carving approvingly: "There is here in Wittenberg, on our parish church, a sow carved in stone, young piglets and Jews lie under it and suck teats.