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  • n. Plural form of cromlech.

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Examples

  • Many of the so-called cromlechs of England are not true dolmens, but the remains of tombs of more complicated types.

    Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders

  • These are now usually called cromlechs, in accordance with the term used by French antiquaries, though formerly this name was applied in England to the dolmens, or chambered structures, of which we shall speak presently.

    English Villages

  • Many of the Druidical remains still exist, the most remarkable of which are called cromlechs -- flat stones resting upon others, probably serving as altars.

    A Yacht Voyage Round England

  • Druids used for worship; or that our cromlechs were their sacrificial altars.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • National Monuments, such as cromlechs and pillar stones, &c., which supplied the place of the brazen tablets of Roman history, the

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • Such chambers, denuded of the covering mound, or over which no covering mound has been raised, are popularly known in England as "cromlechs" and in France as "dolmens" (see

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • Some countryman told me that they slept under the cromlechs.444 For that reason I called my poem ‘song sung by the people of Faery over Diarmuid and Grania in their bridal sleep under a Cromlech’.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Who had placed those rocks and stones like cromlechs of prehistoric times?

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • The scenes depicted on the emunctory field, showing our ancient duns and raths and cromlechs and grianauns and seats of learning and maledictive stones, are as wonderfully beautiful and the pigments as delicate as when the

    Ulysses

  • Like the cromlechs, she thought, that stood upon the moors, symbols of strange rites and the spelling of the runes.

    A Girl Possessed

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