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rocking stone

noun
  1. any fairly large rock so situated on its base that slight forces can cause it to move or sway.
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Origin of rocking stone

First recorded in 1730–40
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Examples from the Web for rocking stone

Historical Examples

  • This is thought to be a myth relating to some Welsh rocking-stone no longer known.

    British Goblins

    Wirt Sikes

  • It had scarcely roused him when Rollitt had picked him up two hours ago from his roost under the rocking-stone.

  • Tony and Reggie had been sailing, and had stopped at the Rocking-stone on their way back to the School.

    Deering of Deal

    Latta Griswold

  • On the summit stands the famous Logan rocking-stone, which is said to weigh eighty tons.

  • Accordingly, we made up our minds to creep on to the top of the rocking-stone and lie there in readiness.

    She

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for rocking stone

rocking stone

noun
  1. a boulder so delicately poised that it can be rockedAlso called: logan, logan-stone
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