granite


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plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture

something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)

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Aramis, animated, active and young as at twenty, sprang towards the triple mass, and with his hands, delicate as those of a woman, raised by a miracle of strength the corner-stone of this great granite grave.
The lodge was a ruin of black granite and bared ribs of rafters, but facing it was a new building, half constructed, the first fruit of Sir Charles's South African gold.
To right and left of the turrets were more modern wings of black granite.
Then, turning about the corner of a wall-like outcropping of granite, we came upon a smooth area of two or three acres before the base of the towering pile of ice and rock that had baffled us for days, and before us beheld the dark and cavernous mouth of a cave.
One of them was peering round the edge of the granite mass as though watching one who approached from the opposite side.
As soon as he was sound asleep she unfastened the cloak from his shoulders, threw it on her own, left the granite and stones, and wished herself home again.
Werper, from the concealment of a jutting, granite shoulder, watched him pass up from the shadows of the stairway and advance toward the edge of the hill which faced the rim of the valley where the Waziri awaited the signal of their master.
The aperture of the rock had been closed with stones, then this stucco had been applied, and painted to imitate granite.
In that granite book, begun by the Orient, continued by Greek and Roman antiquity, the Middle Ages wrote the last page.
Egyptian granite that has defied the storms and earthquakes of all time has nothing to fear from the tack-hammers of ignorant excursionists--highwaymen like this specimen.
Artificial islands of granite rock dotted this artificial sea, and upon several of them I saw men and women like myself.
An out-cropping of decomposed granite not far from Numa suggested ammunition of a much more painful nature.
Here was one who had contempt for brass- clothed power; one whose knuckles could defiantly ring against the granite of law.
It seemed to have been constructed for no especial use within itself, but formed merely the interval between two of the colossal supports of the roof of the catacombs, and was backed by one of their circumscribing walls of solid granite.
I could distinguish the arches springing capriciously from natural pillars, standing broad upon their granite base, like the heavy columns of Tuscan architecture.