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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEAD-STONES

But just as they were about to land they observed the figure of a young woman sitting near one of the head-stones.

There he with his own hands draws water from the well, washes the head-stones of the graves, and anoints them with oil.

One inscription on the head-stones would answer for nearly all, and marked "unknown."

These consisted mostly of scrolls, wreaths, and mortuary dove-wings for head-stones.

The head-stones were then very small, and had little on them except "Here lyeth the body of" so-and-so, and the date.

So, side by side they returned, picking their steps among the graves and head-stones, to the old church porch.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "cornerstone," from head (adj.) + stone (n.). Meaning "upright stone at the head of a grave" is 1775, from head (n.).