1. Of, relating to, or resembling rock, especially in hardness; stony.
2. Of or relating to the very dense, hard portion of the temporal bone that forms a protective case for the inner ear.
[Middle English, from Old French petros, from Latin petrsus, rocky, from petra, rock, from Greek petr; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.]
This is another word I couldn't pass up, but not for writerly reasons. Nope, if watch Doctor Who, you can guess why I picked this word. Also, feel free to choose your doctor for the story. That's why I left him a bit vague.
"AHA!" A voice yelled from out of sight.
Laura almost looked away from the weeping angel. "Doctor? What are you doing?”
There was a crash and a man stumbled into view. He grinned impishly, holding up a child’s mask. “This should do.”
Again, Laura almost broke eye contact. “A mask? Are you kidding?”
“I don’t kid. Trust me.”