broken stone

broken stone

[¦brō·kən ′stōn]
(mining engineering)
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Pickwick's eye fell upon a small broken stone, partially buried in the ground, in front of a cottage door.
Wherever one saw a pile of gravel or a pile of broken stone, it was always heaped as trimly and exactly as a new grave or a stack of cannon-balls; nothing about those stations or along the railroad or the wagon-road was allowed to look shabby or be unornamental.
They were littered with dust and broken stone and plaster, but, otherwise, so perfect was their preservation I could hardly believe that two centuries had rolled by since human eyes were last set upon them.
Some of the interior valleys are strewed with scoria and broken stones, evidently of volcanic origin; the surrounding rocks bear the like character, and vestiges of extinguished craters are to be seen on the elevated heights.
Behind, there was nothing but the clear blue southern sky, and the beginning of the desert, except for the two great broken stones in front of the well.
There were but three bedrooms in the place, and to the meanest of these the landlord showed Robin Hood, but little Robin cared for the looks of the place, for he could have slept that night upon a bed of broken stones.
Tenders are invited for Deep screening and through packing and 40mm hard broken stone ballast deficiency make up work and removing the existing rails, grinding the elongated / bulged edges in Wagon Tippler-V outhaul side rails from Wagon Tippler-V table to Manual Unloading Platform (MUP) in Railway track line.
The 3-meter thick rampart was made of broken stone and lime mortar.
Best record broken Stone Of Folca, the Usain Bolt of the turf, who lowered the five-furlong world record when hurtling downhill for 53.
The contract was awarded contrary to the interests of the state at overestimated price of 280 som for 1 ton, while the average price of the broken stone was 130-150 som for a ton.
His tool box is bright with bits of broken stone - and pulled human teeth.
Broken Stone Productions, the premier showbiz company, is hosting the big-screen 2010 World Cup experience live at The Palladium on giant screens, telecast in high-definition.