drakestone

Drakestone

Drake"stone\, n. A flat stone so thrown along the surface of water as to skip from point to point before it sinks; also, the sport of so throwing stones; -- sometimes called ducks and drakes.

Internal earthquakes, that, not content with one throe, run along spasmodically, like boys playing at what is called drakestone. --De Quincey.
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