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Carved in stone

Posted by ESC on September 03, 2002

In Reply to: Carved in stone posted by jdharris on September 03, 2002

: What is the origin of the phrase "carved in stone"?

I haven't found anything in my references yet. But it refers to words actually "carved" in stone -- as in a tombstone, a memorial or the Ten Commandments. If it is carved or set in stone, it can't be changed.

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