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megalith Tweet Definition of megalith Like Definition of megalith on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaeology) A construction involving one or several roughly hewn stone slabs of great size.
  2. A large stone used in such a construction.
menhir Tweet Definition of menhir Like Definition of menhir on Facebook
noun
  1. A single tall standing stone as a monument, especially of prehistoric times.
  • 1963, no time has passed since we lived in caves, grappled with fish at the reedy shore, buried our dead with a song, with red-ochre and pulled up our dolmens, temples and menhirs and standing stones to the glory of some indeterminate god or gods " Thomas Pynchon, V.
  • 1980, On the coast tree ferns and pandanus palms. Inland termite menhirs seventeen feet high. " Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
  • Mesolithic Tweet Definition of Mesolithic Like Definition of Mesolithic on Facebook
    noun
    1. A period that lasted between 10,000 and 3,000 BC, of or relating to the Middle Stone Age.
    minyan Tweet Definition of minyan Like Definition of minyan on Facebook
    noun
    1. The minimum number of ten adult Jews required for a communal religious service.
    mound Tweet Definition of mound Like Definition of mound on Facebook
    noun
    1. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe.
    2. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
    3. (baseball) Where the pitcher stands to pitch

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