Small, hard masses that form by chemical precipitation and are found in the kidneys. Kidney stones vary in size, with most of them being small enough to pass through the urinary tract for elimination in the urine. Some, however, may be large enough to obstruct the kidney and cause tremendous pain.
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Over two days in August, rioters and looters rampaged through stores and threw stones.This Week's Riots Are Part of America's Long History of Racial Rage|Sharon Adarlo|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sticks and stones may break my bones / but chains and whips excite me.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix|Justin Jones|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Inspired, he began picking up more stones each day and taking them home in his pockets.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand|Nina Strochlic|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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It was pretty magical to be so close and feel what people were intended to feel next to those stones.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are succeeded by kidney shaped capsules of a brown color.
One whist table only is at work; General Pepper and three old hands of the same kidney are hard at it.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Five hundred of our fighting men are running to and fro between cliffs and sea carrying stones wherewith to improve our pier.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He walked about, stumbling over sticks and stones and stumps, sometimes falling down on soft moss, and again on the hard ground.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
The finding of blood-casts is the only certain means of diagnosing the kidney as its source.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd