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cromlech

[ krom-lek ]SEE DEFINITION OF cromlech

Synonyms for cromlech

  • boulder
  • monolith
  • standing stone
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The Celtic dolmen and cromlech, the Etruscan tumulus, the Hebrew galgal, are words.

Not unfrequently the entrance to the cromlech is approached by a sort of corridor.

Gaar wheeled, spurted around them and then around the Cromlech.

This cromlech is called, by children in that neighbourhood, ‘Castle Correg.’

The Cromlech in Howth Park has been supposed to be her sepulchre.

It was not a cromlech after all, only a pile of boulders, so they turned back again.

This cromlech is surrounded by a trench and an earthen embankment.

This, Cromlech, to a man who had determined to reform, who came home to assume—what was it?

"A gentleman should fight his own battles, Cromlech," he cried to his friend.

I trust Cromlech as myself—that is, as far as I can see him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Welsh, from crom, fem. of crwm "crooked, bent, concave" + llech "(flat) stone." Applied in Wales and Cornwall to what in Brittany is a dolmen; a cromlech there is a circle of standing stones.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CROMLECH

megalith

nounstone monument
  • boulder
  • cromlech
  • monolith
  • standing stone
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