Examples from the Web for izzy
His portrait of Izzy Yanay, a partner in the highly regarded Hudson Valley Foie Gras, is a howler.
Gordon broke into a slow trot behind Izzy, until they could spot one of the few remaining cabs.
She feels like if she lived in the city she would meet people and Izzy's friends.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
Gordon fished into the pocket of his uniform for paper and a pencil to leave a note in case Izzy came back.
She thought of her own two special charges—Izzy and Izzy—deprived now of their customary guardianship and no doubt pining for it.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
Three or four minutes I watched Izzy waitin' at the elevator exit, without seein' him give anyone41 the fraternal grip.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
- a piece of rock designed or shaped for some particular purpose
- (in combination)gravestone; millstone
- something that resembles a stone
- (in combination)hailstone
- any of various dull grey colours
- (as adjective)stone paint
Word Origin for stone
Old English stan, used of common rocks, precious gems, concretions in the body, memorial stones, from Proto-Germanic *stainaz (cf. Old Norse steinn, Danish steen, Old High German and German stein, Gothic stains), from PIE *stai- "stone," also "to thicken, stiffen" (cf. Sanskrit styayate "curdles, becomes hard;" Avestan stay- "heap;" Greek stear "fat, tallow," stia, stion "pebble;" Old Church Slavonic stena "wall").
Slang sense of "testicle" is from mid-12c. The British measure of weight (usually equal to 14 pounds) is from late 14c., originally a specific stone. Stone's throw for "a short distance" is attested from 1580s. Stone Age is from 1864. To kill two birds with one stone is first attested 1650s.
intensifying adjective, 1935, first recorded in black slang, probably from earlier use in phrases like stone blind (late 14c., literally "blind as a stone"), stone deaf, etc., from stone (n.). Stone cold sober dates from 1937.
In addition to the idioms beginning with stone
- stone cold
- stone deaf
- cast in stone
- cast the first stone
- flat (stone) broke
- heart of stone
- leave no stone unturned
- rolling stone gathers no moss
- run into a stone wall