verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- stones, precious,
- stonewall jackson,
- stonewall riot,
Origin of stonewall
Examples from the Web for stonewall
His nickname, given to him at the Battle of Gettysburg and which he kept for the rest of his life, was Stonewall Jim.
Excerpted from Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne.
Transgender people played an integral role at Stonewall, and we are due respect in our own extended community.
“They stonewall us just like they stonewall the rest of Congress,” the staffer said.Congressional Black Caucus Blasts Obama for Not Nominating Enough African-American Judges|Patricia Murphy|January 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I said, well obviously the Stonewall, if only to pay homage.Yes, ‘Looking’ Is Boring. It’s the Drama Gays Deserve.|Tim Teeman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stonewall Jackson, having accidentally been wounded by some of his own men, died to-day.Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery|Theodore Reichardt
Stonewall Jackson and his generals felt a certain hardening of the Northern resistance that day.The Sword of Antietam|Joseph A. Altsheler
Stonewall Jackson (until his death the third in command of their army) was just such another simple-minded servant of his country.Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863|Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
They marched through fire, where Stonewall Jackson led, and they never ceased to march.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
Stonewall Jackson came to the door of his tent and stood, looking out.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
Old English stanwalle (n.); see stone (n.) + wall (n.). As nickname of Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson (1824-1863), bestowed 1861 on the occasion of the First Battle of Bull Run, supposedly by Gen. Bernard Bee, urging his brigade to rally around Jackson, who was "standing like a stone wall." Bee was killed in the battle; the account of the nickname appeared in Southern newspapers within four days of the battle.
On the face of it this account has no character of authenticity, and the words ascribed to Bee smack less of the battlefield than of the editorial sanctum. ... It seems inherently probable that something was said by somebody, during or immediately after the battle, that likened Jackson or his men or both to a stone wall. [R.M. Johnston, "Bull Run: Its Strategy and Tactics," Boston, 1913]
"to obstruct," 1914, from metaphoric use of stone wall for "act of obstruction" (1876). Related: Stonewalled; stonewalling.