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stones

1. slang Testicles. I kicked the mugger in the stones and grabbed my wallet back off him.
2. slang By extension, confidence, courage, bravado, etc. It was a real kick in the stones getting turned down for the third time. You've got some stones coming in here and asking for a raise, I'll give you that. You've got some real stones if you think you can take on someone as wealthy and powerful as him!
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stones

1. n. the testicles. (see also rocks.) He got hit in the stones.
2. mod. courage; bravado. (The same as balls sense 3) Come on, Willy, show some stones!
See also: stone
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There had been a good deal of road-mending going on, and even where the stones were not freshly laid down there were a great many loose ones about.
Upon this wheel rested the first layers of the masonry, the stones of which were bound together by hydraulic cement, with irresistible tenacity.
Some of the stones, of an oblong shape, are from ten to fifteen feet in length, and five or six feet thick.
But once has this place been entered since the time that those who hid the stones departed in haste, leaving them behind.
We went to the quarry from whence the stones of Baalbec were taken.
Sometimes the stones hit him, and sometimes they miss him, but Durdles seems indifferent to either fortune.
"Now come hither, Umslopogaas, place your hand upon the wall of the cave, just here; it is smooth, is it not?--smooth as the stones on which women grind their corn.
Since, when the farther beach had been reached, the positions would be reversed and Wiwau would carry the stones back while Tiha prodded, and since Wiwau knew that for what she gave Tiha would then try to give more, Wiwau exerted herself to give the utmost while yet she could.
wan light of the horned moon, The swift and silent lizard of the stones!
The stone cannot be removed from its place by any force, because the hoop and its feet are one continued piece with that body of adamant which constitutes the bottom of the island.
The six men, all on one side of the stone, united their efforts to raise it to eight or ten inches from the ground, sweating and blowing, whilst a seventh got ready against there should be daylight enough beneath it to slide in the roller that was to support it.
And when matins and the first mass were done, there was seen in the churchyard, against the high altar, a great stone foursquare, like unto a marble stone, and in the midst thereof was like an anvil of steel a foot on high, and therein stuck a fair sword naked by the point, and letters there were written in gold about the sword that said thus:-- 'Whoso pulleth out this sword of the stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.'
The stone faces on the outer wails stared blindly at the black night for three heavy hours; for three heavy hours, the horses in the stables rattled at their racks, the dogs barked, and the owl made a noise with very little resemblance in it to the noise conventionally assigned to the owl by men-poets.
He came to the stone steps leading upward to the higher level.
Mutely marching over the scornful clinking of pebbles, trampling the stone that let it slip: thus did my foot force its way upwards.