Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An altar-slab; the consecrated slab or block of stone constituting an altar. See altar, 2.

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Examples

  • The altar-stone, once thought to be porphyry, is more likely to be a variety of Purbeck marble.

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  • Quick soft hands lifted her and laid her on the altar-stone amidst a bed of flowers.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Beside the altar-stone lay no fresh - slain corpse, but a shriveled mummy, a brown, dry, unrecognizable carcass sprawling among moldering swathings.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Beside the altar-stone lay no fresh - slain corpse, but a shriveled mummy, a brown, dry, unrecognizable carcass sprawling among moldering swathings.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Xaltotun stood beside the dark altar-stone and stared across the valley, at the dead and wounded men on the terraces, at the grim, blood-stained band at the head of the slopes, at the dusty, steel-clad ranks reforming in the vale below.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Xaltotun stood beside the dark altar-stone and stared across the valley, at the dead and wounded men on the terraces, at the grim, blood-stained band at the head of the slopes, at the dusty, steel-clad ranks reforming in the vale below.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

  • Quick soft hands lifted her and laid her on the altar-stone amidst a bed of flowers.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Beside the altar-stone lay no fresh-slain corpse, but a shriveled mummy, a brown, dry, unrecognizable carcass sprawling among moldering swathings.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Quick soft hands lifted her and laid her on the altar-stone amidst a bed of flowers.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Beside the altar-stone lay no fresh-slain corpse, but a shriveled mummy, a brown, dry, unrecognizable carcass sprawling among moldering swathings.

    The Hour of the Dragon

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