Ston"y (?), a. [Compar. Stonier (?); superl. Stoniest.] [AS. stanig. See Stone.]


Of or pertaining to stone, consisting of, or abounding in, stone or stones; resembling stone; hard; as, a stony tower; a stony cave; stony ground; a stony crust.


Converting into stone; petrifying; petrific.

The stony dart of senseless cold. Spenser.


Inflexible; cruel; unrelenting; pitiless; obdurate; perverse; cold; morally hard; appearing as if petrified; as, a stony heart; a stony gaze.

Stony coral. Zool. Same as Stone coral, under Stone.


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