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standing stone

n.
A prehistoric monument of a class found chiefly in the British Isles and northern France, consisting of a single tall, upright megalith. Also called menhir.

standing stone

Any large stone erected to stand upright, either alone or as part of a group, in prehistoric times.
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Noun1.standing stone - a tall upright megalithstanding stone - a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
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standing stone

nmenhir m inv
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We find the "standing stones" of the Celts in Asian Siberia; in the pampas of America.
Maen Llia is a standing stone about one kilometre west of Pen-y-Fan.
At the centre of this curve is what looks like a standing stone with a hole in it.The stone is in fact for one end of a toll bar, which blocked the road and was only raised when travellers paid a fee.There will have been another stone directly opposite.
"She comes across a standing stone circle and somehow mysteriously falls 200 years back in time and meets his ancestor who is a very bad redcoat.
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Nearby is a standing stone called the Hartley Pillar which looks ancient but has a very different story.
Matfen Estates, which owns the award-winning Matfen Hall Hotel in Northumberland, launched Standing Stone Farm, an 8000sq ft.
THE LAST PREHISTORIC standing stone circle was erected in the British Isles thousands of years ago.
The debut title in author Valerie Biel's new 'Circle of Nine' series, this deftly written and consistently compelling coming-of-age novel will especially appeal to young adult readers who enjoy stories of magic steeped in the mysticism surrounding the standing stone circles of Ireland.
Maen Llia standing stone is a Scheduled Ancient Monument in Brecon Beacons National Park which attracts visitors from across the world as a site of archaeological importance.