from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fragments of stone; gravelly stone; also, a hard, rocky crust below the soil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. Gravelly stone.

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  • noun UK, dialect gravelly stone


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  • Example:

    "They passed the night in a shallow cave above this spot, an old reliquary of flintknappings and ratchel scattered about on the stone floor..."

    -Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy, 1985, p. 60

    December 3, 2021