It would, as one leading Labour figure put it, kill the SNP “stone dead.”
The colonel had just been discovered, stone dead, lying exactly as he had fallen, in a heap on the floor of his chamber.
I saw him go down all of a heap as though he were stone dead.
It is no use being virtuously indignant: "stone dead hath no fellow" is an English proverb, not a German one.
The cat at which Sam had fired at once dropped to the ground, stone dead.
He stretched himself out under the bench, did not move a limb, and behaved as if he were stone dead.
The soldiers never moved hand or foot; they were stone dead.
They found a man that Fortner had shot at stone dead, with a bullet through his temple.
Wholesale houses, says a high authority, are "not dull, but stone dead."
Yes; he kicked him down the steep side of Prospect Hill, and he is stone dead.
Totally unintoxicated; cold sober (1937+)