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rocking stone

any fairly large rock so situated on its base that slight forces can cause it to move or sway.
Origin of rocking stone
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • It had scarcely roused him when Rollitt had picked him up two hours ago from his roost under the rocking-stone.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
  • This is thought to be a myth relating to some Welsh rocking-stone no longer known.

    British Goblins Wirt Sikes
  • 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

a boulder so delicately poised that it can be rocked Also called logan, logan-stone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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