While campaigning in the granite State over the weekend, Santorum painted a dark picture of the new bureau.
Indeed, if Mitt winds up in the White House, his granite State getaway could save him considerable grief in the coming years.
No 60-foot busts of writers or explorers get chiseled out of Dakota granite.
He was told it had gone well, he said, and he has already received two more invitations to the granite State.
Jeffs himself once ordered a granite stone dedicated to another prophet pulverized.
There she sat down in the shade of a granite projection, and was lost in thought.
But he pressed on, flashing his lantern about the granite walls.
The marble and granite columns came, no doubt, from some neighbouring Gallo-Roman building.
Neither will granite, but granite will fall to pieces in a hot fire.
It also brought to Java the granite which was necessary to build the strong fort where the government of the colony was to reside.
1640s, from French granit(e) (17c.) or directly from Italian granito "granite," originally "grained," past participle of granire "granulate, make grainy," from grano "grain," from Latin granum "grain" (see corn (n.1)). In reference to the appearance of the rock. Used figuratively for "hardness" (of the heart, head, etc.) from 1839. New Hampshire, U.S., has been the Granite State since at least 1825.
A usually light-colored, coarse-grained igneous rock consisting mostly of quartz, orthoclase feldspar, sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar, and micas. Quartz usually makes up 10 to 50 percent of the light-colored minerals in granite, with the remaining minerals consisting of the feldspars and muscovite. The darker minerals in granite are usually biotite and hornblende. Granite is one of the most common rocks in the crust of continents, and is formed by the slow, underground cooling of magma.