shaped stone

shaped stone

Stone that has been carved, cut, ground, or otherwise processed.
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I find on examination, that when irregularly shaped stones are embedded in the roots of trees, small parcels of earth are very frequently enclosed in their interstices and behind them,--so perfectly that not a particle could be washed away in the longest transport: out of one small portion of earth thus completely enclosed by wood in an oak about
One by one the ape-man lifted out similarly shaped stones. The wall at this point was constructed entirely, it seemed, of these almost perfect slabs.
Researchers further suggested that highly modified and shaped stone tools, such as the handaxes discovered at Boxgrove and stone spear points found in later prehistory, may not have been possible to produce until humans evolved the ability to perform particularly forceful grips.
The front garden has box, shaped stone walls, raised planted beds and a water feature.
Selecting a stand-out track from such an impressive collection of songs is difficult, but Heart Shaped Stone is arguably the best thing she has ever written and performed.
In experiments, commercial wheat flour was mechanically damaged using a conical- shaped stone rotating grinder to generate different levels of damaged starch.
Buccellati's suggestion that the monuments in the temples were inscribed and decorated by-forms of similarly shaped stone objects placed in fields as boundary markers.
In this study, the four representative rubber compounds and two composites were tested at room temperature by indenting a sphere shaped stone at different speeds, and their torsional responses were rated (figures 8a or 8b).
A 28.3 ct fancy yellow diamond recovered at the mine in September last year, however, yielded a 5.4 ct pear shaped stone which later sold for more than US$16,000/ct, and another large stone, a 28.2 ct white octahedron, was recovered this summer and is now being cut.
Acheulian tools are ancient, shaped stone tools that include stone hand axes more than 1.6 million years old.
These "wands", originally stone head war clubs, were constructed of a tree branch or sapling wrapped with rawhide and topped with a pointed egg shaped stone. Typically, early versions were made of a hard igneous river rock that had a hand made groove around the middle and a hole in which the branch protruded into the stone to insert the stick.