stone's throw
noun Date: 1581 a short distance <
lives within a stone's throw of town
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  • Stone's throw — Stone Stone, n. [OE. ston, stan, AS. st[=a]n; akin to OS. & OFries. st[=e]n, D. steen, G. stein, Icel. steinn, Sw. sten, Dan. steen, Goth. stains, Russ. stiena a wall, Gr. ?, ?, a pebble. [root]167. Cf. {Steen}.] 1. Concreted earthy or mineral… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stone' s Throw — (Сан Пикс,Канада) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 5005 Valley Drive, V0E 5N0 Сан …   Каталог отелей

  • stone's\ throw — • stone s throw • within a stone s throw adv. phr. Within a very short distance. They live across the street from us, just within a stone s throw. See: hop, skip and a jump …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stone's throw — If a place is a stone s throw from where you are, it is a very short distance away …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stone's-throw — stone sˈ throw noun The distance a stone may be thrown, hence, a fairly short distance • • • Main Entry: ↑stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • stone's throw — stone s′ throw′ n. a short distance • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • stone's throw — n. a relatively short distance …   English World dictionary

  • stone's throw —    an informal expression in English for a short distance. 50 meters (164 feet) would be a comfortable stone s throw for most people, although athletes could throw a stone more than twice that distance. The expression may be derived from an old… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • stone's throw — or[within a stone s throw] {adv. phr.} Within a very short distance. * /They live across the street from us, just within a stone s throw./ See: HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stone's throw — or[within a stone s throw] {adv. phr.} Within a very short distance. * /They live across the street from us, just within a stone s throw./ See: HOP, SKIP AND A JUMP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stone's throw — /ˈstoʊnz θroʊ/ (say stohnz throh) noun 1. the distance a stone may be thrown; a short distance. –phrase 2. within a stone s throw, within a short distance; as if within the distance a stone may be thrown …   Australian English dictionary

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