sarsen stone
Sarsen Sar"sen, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perhaps for saracen stone, i.e., a heathen or pagan stone or monument.] One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; -- called also {sarsen stone}, and {Druid stone}. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Sarsen — Sar sen, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perhaps for saracen stone, i.e., a heathen or pagan stone or monument.] One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; called also {sarsen stone}, and {Druid stone}. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sarsen — large sandstone boulder, 1640s, prop. sarsen stone, i.e. Saracen stone, from SARACEN (Cf. Saracen) in the old sense of pagan, heathen …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sarsen — stones are stone blocks found in quantity on Salisbury Plain, the Marlborough Downs, in Kent, and in smaller quantities in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset and Hampshire. They are the remains of a cap of tertiary sandstone which once covered much… …   Wikipedia

  • Stone edge — Stonehenge 51° 10′ 44″ N 1° 49′ 35″ W / 51.178889, 1.826389 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stone — 1. noun /stəʊn,stoʊn/ a) A hard earthen substance that can form large rocks and boulders. , 1843: Seven pounds make a clove, 2 cloves a stone, 2 stone a tod, 6 1/2 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. [...] It is to be observed here that a …   Wiktionary

  • stone — Synonyms and related words: Irish confetti, Lydian stone, Tarmac, Tarvia, aa, abyssal rock, acorn, adamant, adamantine, adobe, agate, alexandrite, amethyst, anklet, anthraconite, aplite, aquamarine, arch, armlet, ashlar, asphalt, aventurine,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sarsen — /sahr seuhn/, n. any of numerous large sandstone blocks or fragments found in south central England, probably remnants of eroded Tertiary beds. Also called Druid stone, graywether. [1635 45; syncopated var. of SARACEN, short for Saracen boulder… …   Universalium

  • sarsen — noun (usually as “sarcen stone”) one of various blocks of sandstone found in various locations in southern England …   Wiktionary

  • sarsen —   n. sandstone boulder of S England; such stone used in prehistoric monument …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Druid stone — Sarsen Sar sen, n. [Etymol. uncertain; perhaps for saracen stone, i.e., a heathen or pagan stone or monument.] One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; called also {sarsen stone}, and {Druid stone}. [Eng.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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