Stonewall Riot definition
A disturbance that grew out of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular hang-out for gays in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in 1969. Such raids long had been routine, but this one provoked a riot as the crowd fought back. The riot led to the formation of the Gay Liberation Front and to a new level of solidarity among homosexuals.
- Stone walls do not a prison make
Stone walls do not a prison make definition External constraints cannot imprison someone whose spirit and thoughts are free. This saying is taken from a poem, “To Althea: From Prison,” by the seventeenth-century English poet Richard Lovelace.
noun 1. a hard, opaque, vitrified ceramic ware. noun 1. a hard opaque pottery, fired at a very high temperature adjective 2. made of stoneware
verb (used with object) 1. to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear.
verb (used with object) 1. to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear. adjective 1. (of new clothes or fabric, esp denim jeans) given a worn faded look by being subjected to the abrasive action of many small pieces of pumice