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.
20 cubic meters, - a man-made trench to form banquets and ditches - 6,50 cubic meters, - reconstruction of a broken stone base with a fraction of 0-63 mm on the roadway up to 25 cm - 86 cubic meters, Including ground bedding, Rocking with rock flour, Sealing and shaping banquets, - profiling with asphalt mixture - 49 t, - delivery and laying stone fraction 0-15 mm for road banners - 108 t.
Outside, crews have been working on the southern part of the building to repair broken stone and cast iron.
This scheme proved a failure as by 1879 they had PS4,000 of broken stone no-one wanted.
The town must first officially notify the winning bidder, Massachusetts Broken Stone Company, of Berlin, by letter, Highway Superintendent Steven Mero said.
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.
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.