from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name sometimes given, not very aptly, to certain stone objects shaped like a small two-edged ax, which are supposed to have been worn as ornaments in prehistoric times, or held in the hand as badges of authority. They have an eye for the insertion of a handle.
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A banner-stone of unusual shape, made of gray slate.
Illustrated Catalogue of a Portion of the Collections Made During the Field Season of 1881 Third Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1881-82, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1884, pages 427-510