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[eyv-buh-ree] /ˈeɪv bə ri/
Also, Abury. a village in Wiltshire, England: site of one of the largest ceremonial megalithic structures in Europe. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


a village in Wiltshire, site of an extensive Neolithic stone circle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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