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[stee-luh] /ˈsti lə/
noun, plural stelae
[stee-lee] /ˈsti li/ (Show IPA)
stele (defs 1–3). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The walls of the burial shaft were made in part with carved stone slabs, known as stelae.
  • It remains where it landed, surrounded by more than a hundred other stelae.
  • Set into twin niches chiseled into the stelae that serve as gateposts are two severed heads.
  • Ancient temples, stelae and crumbling tombs dot the tropical landscape.
  • The museum explains the significance of the city and displays stone stelae and sculpture collected from the site.
  • Mayan stelae have been cut apart with chain saws preparatory to their transportation out of the country.

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