Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ring of stones, within which the primitive Norse courts of justice were held.

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Examples

  • Came they then to a level space of greensward clear of the grey stones, which were drawn all around it in ordered rings, so that it was as some doom-ring of an ancient people; and within the said space Birdalone beheld a great black horse tethered and cropping the grass.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • But they went on making out the slot, and they followed it with much toil until they came to the doom-ring in the head of the dale, whereas Birdalone and the stranger had sat down to meat; but by that time, so toilsome had been their going, it was somewhat more than dusk, and there was nought for it but to abide there night-long.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And beyond that, toward an eastward-lying bight of the dale, they could see what looked like to a doom-ring of big stones, though there were no rocky places in that land.

    Wood Beyond the World

  • Amidmost of the Dale a little toward the north end he saw a doom-ring of black stones, and hard by it an ancient hall builded of the same black stone both wall and roof, and thitherward was Sure-foot now running.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

  • He looked very lovingly on her, and put his arm about her and kissed her and said: 'What ails us to stand in the doom-ring and bear witness against ourselves before the kindred?

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

  • But we two must have gone on unto them in the dale's head, whereas for all that I could say I might not bring them down into that doom-ring where we ate and talked yesterday.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Came they then to a level space of greensward clear of the grey stones, which were drawn all around it in ordered rings, so that it was as some doom-ring of an ancient people; and within the said space

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Until at last when the sun had been up for some three hours, she led him through a hazel copse, like a deep hedge, into a cleared grassy place where were great grey stones lying about, as if it had been the broken doom-ring of a forgotten folk.

    The Well at the World's End: a tale

  • But we two must have gone on unto them in the dale’s head, whereas for all that I could say I might not bring them down into that doom-ring where we ate and talked yesterday.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Were the judges met for the judging and the doom-ring hallowed due? "

    The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

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