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Definition of "stane" [stane]

  • A dialectal or obsolete form of stone. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stane" in a sentence
  • "In the very brief communication accompanying it, the Cat-stane is shortly described as "A Pictish monument near Edinburgh, IN OC TUMULO JACIT VETA"
  • "Rusticus will point out to you "the auld-fashioned standin 'stane" -- on which he tells you that there are plain to be seen a cocked hat, a pair of spectacles, a comb, a looking-glass, a sow with a long snout, and a man driving a gig, -- Mr Urban will describe to you "a hieroglyphed monolith" in the terms following: --"
  • "The stane was a natural stone or erection of masonry which stood at the churchyard gates, to enable parishioners to mount horses or carts easily, particularly useful for women riding pillion."