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cromlech


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cromlech  \Crom"lech\  (kr[o^]m"l[e^]k),  n.  [W.  cromlech;  crom 
  bending  or  bent,  concave  +  llech  a  flat  stone;  akin  to  Ir 
  cromleac.]  (Arch[ae]ol.) 
  A  monument  of  rough  stones  composed  of  one  or  more  large  ones 
  supported  in  a  horizontal  position  upon  others  They  are 
  found  chiefly  in  countries  inhabited  by  the  ancient  Celts, 
  and  are  of  a  period  anterior  to  the  introduction  of 
  Christianity  into  these  countries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cromlech 
  n  :  a  prehistoric  megalith  typically  having  two  upright  stones 
  and  a  capstone  [syn:  {dolmen}] 




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