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Avebury

[eyv-buh-ree] /ˈeɪv bə ri/
noun
1.
2.
Also, Abury. a village in Wiltshire, England: site of one of the largest ceremonial megalithic structures in Europe.
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  • Avebury Church, just without the rampart, was originally a Saxon building, its aisles being Norman additions.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • Stonehenge and Avebury in England are almost equally celebrated.

  • The remains at Avebury are believed to be much older than those at Stonehenge, dating back a thousand years or so before Christ.

  • The largest of these in this country is Avebury, not many miles distant from Stonehenge.

    Stonehenge Frank Stevens
  • Avebury appears to have been made up of a vast circle of unhewn stones enclosing two other separate double circles.

  • And incidentally my friend and I may have the pleasure of showing you Salisbury and Avebury.

  • Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain, is a better known ruin, though not on as large a scale as at Avebury.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • "I was suggesting that we run back to Avebury to-morrow," said Sir Richmond.

  • In the last part of this sentence the great doctor either forgets, or shows his ignorance of, the antiquities at Avebury.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
  • But we are off our own track now and must return to Avebury, or Abury as the natives have it.

    Wanderings in Wessex Edric Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for Avebury

Avebury

/ˈeɪvbərɪ/
noun
1.
a village in Wiltshire, site of an extensive Neolithic stone circle
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