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lich stone

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  1. a large stone on which to rest a coffin momentarily at the entrance to a cemetery.

Origin of lich stone

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • The Lich-Stone is often found without any building attached to it, and frequently without even a gate.

    Stones of the Temple

    Walter Field