The beauty of stone! It's a wonderful building material, and it gives a sense of nobility and permanence to just about anything man has built with it. It's also a fun word with lots of meanings!
- Stone... a piece of rock like a pebble, only a bit bigger.
- Stone... a piece of rock like a pebble, only much, much, much smaller and painful (as in 'kidney...').
- Stone... a great tough-guy nickname, made even tougher when paired with the word 'cold.'
- Stone... a great tough-guy nickname for the hard center pit of a peach, which would be a totally wimpy fruit if it didn't have one.
- Stone(d)... a term made popular in the 1960's by a culture seeking to experience extremes in physical, creative and socio-rebellious behavior. Often accompanied by laughter, excessive junk food consumption and math errors.
- Stone(d)... a term made popular in the 1060's. Pretty much the exact opposite experience as item 5, above.
- Stone... a British unit of weight, used almost exclusively to describe the weight of a person or a horse. One stone weighs 14 pounds (which is not to be confused with the British unit of currency, also called the pound).
So, now that you know all that, you can probably follow this example. If you were to build the stone tower in today's Pic, in England, it would require 71,500 stone of stone, which at 5 pounds a pound would equal 5 million pounds. (I hope my math is correct.)