Falling stone

a stone falling through the atmosphere; a meteorite; an aërolite.

See also: Falling

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
It was Kala, and as quickly as Tarzan saw that Tublat was gaining on her he dropped with the rapidity of a falling stone, from branch to branch, toward his foster mother.
In a very unusual occurrence, reflecting the perilous condition inside Notre Dame, the participants at today's mass were forced to wear building industry white "hard hats" to protect against any falling stone or debris.
Muzaffarabad -- A boy was killed while three members of his family were severely injured as their car came under falling stone due to land sliding at Dhani in Muzaffarabad.
Thomas McManus, 10, told the Record how he ran for help after Ciaran was knocked out by the falling stone at around 7.30pm.
But just a few months later he would be dead, killed by a single falling stone on the south face of unforgiving Mount Annapurna in Nepal.
They watched it on TV, they heard it on the radio, and they saw it from the roof and when they ventured into the street: soldiers and civilians, arms and legs roasting, broken by falling stone, intestines spilling onto concrete; homes and barracks, walls ripped open; Ba'athists, Islamists, Communists, Social Democrats, grocers, tailors, bakers, nurses, and teachers all scurrying to hide in dim burrows, where they wait to die--as many died, some slowly from infection, others quick in bursts of light, thickets of tumbling steel and halos of dust, crushed by the might of the world's greatest army.
No-one was injured although one parked car was damaged by some of the falling stone.
At least seven children have been crushed to death by falling stone surrounds in the past decade.
New Delhi, July 17 -- Badri Prasad (25), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was killed when he was hit by a falling stone from a hillock at Railpathri along Baltal-cave route.
The successful production of the short-, medium- and long-range missiles Shahab (Meteor) and Sejjil (Baked Clay), Saqeb (falling stone) and Sayyad (Hunter), Fateh (Conqueror) and Zelzal (Temblor), Misaq (Covenant) and Ra'ad (Thunder), Toufan (Storm) and Safar (Journey) bears testimony to this claim.
Last month, Ryan Lezak, structural engineer of Structure North Consulting Engineers of Hartford, inspected Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and concluded that barriers should be set up near Sacred Heart of Jesus to protect the public from falling stone debris.