Eddystone Rocks


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Ed·dy·stone Rocks

(ĕd′ĭ-stən)
A rocky islet of southwest England in the English Channel south of Plymouth. It has been the site of a strategic lighthouse since the 1690s.
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Eddystone Rocks

(ˈɛdɪstən)
n
(Placename) a dangerous group of rocks at the W end of the English Channel, southwest of Plymouth: lighthouse
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Ed′dy•stone Rocks′

(ˈɛd ə stən)
n.
(usu. with a sing. v.) a group of rocks near the W end of the English Channel, SW of Plymouth, England.
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Smeaton's design was the third lighthouse to be built at Eddystone Rocks and he applied innovative construction techniques.
The eccentric architect had left on June 2nd to travel down to Plymouth, because King William had asked him to build the first-ever lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks. Down the centuries numerous ships had come to grief on these unmarked dangers in the English Channel, some fourteen miles from Plymouth.
Later Yorkshireman John Smeaton, who built the third Eddystone Rocks lighthouse nine miles off Plymouth, had his workshops here.