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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.
Origin of rocking stone
1730-1740
1730-40
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  • In this island cave nature had placed a curiosity, known as a rocking stone.

    Pocket Island Charles Clark Munn
  • A second rocking stone formerly existed on the same range of hills, but it was thrown down about thirty years since.

  • He doubled and sometimes trebled these, and the hoard of silver and gold behind the rocking stone grew rapidly.

    Pocket Island Charles Clark Munn
  • In the first place, those bags of coin behind the rocking stone weighed on his mind.

    Pocket Island Charles Clark Munn
  • The rocking stone, commonly reckoned a Druidical monument, has always been held in superstitious veneration by the people.

  • Close beside the fellow on the rocking stone there hung two ropes from rings in the roof.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
  • He might become suspicious and betray him, or worse yet, discover the secret of the rocking stone.

    Pocket Island Charles Clark Munn
  • A rocking stone, said Chet with a smile, seeing that his chum was greatly excited.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • With a smash and a rumble, the rocking stone pitched over the brink of the hill.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • He rested his weight on the rocking stone again and tried to throw it forward; but its balance seemed perfect.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
British Dictionary definitions for rocking stone

rocking stone

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