What does the word granite mean?

Usage examples for granite

  1. The stone of the ruins was a dark grey granite, almost black, of very coarse grain. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. There's a good spring of granite water. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  3. There he sat in his gray coat, like a statue cut in granite. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
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