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Noun: stoning  stow-ning
  1. The act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
    - lapidation
Verb: stone  stown
  1. Kill by throwing stones at
    "People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock";
    - lapidate
     
  2. Remove the pits from
    "stone plums and cherries";
    - pit

Derived forms: stonings

Type of: corporal punishment, kill, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Stoning

Stone, Marshall