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  • n. Plural form of menhir.


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  • The menhirs are our principal allies upon the Plain.

    The White Rose

  • Asterix and Obelix hunt wild boar together and Obelix makes "menhirs", those prehistoric stone monuments that are scattered all over Brittany.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

  • In view of St Buryan's church but out of sight of the Pipers menhirs, the 19 stones of the Merry Maidens appeared mired in their circle surrounded by cocksfoot and dandelions.

    Country diary: Cornwall

  • You will have lodgings with Master Guillaume a local name for the Devil, and the menhirs of the forest of Lanvaux were not standing that she ran before you with her with her twisted legs, so that one says; because, except your respect, I did not look at them.

    Sorcery in Brittany

  • The menhirs, though, are the fakest things I've seen outside a Doctor Who marathon.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Above the tree line, the startling outline of crests and peaks, the ancient silhouettes of menhirs, dolmens and natural sculptures.


  • Between the menhirs flowed a dark tide of shadows, unstable and chaotic.

    Wings in the Night

  • The Romans looked on these menhirs with aversion; they thought the Druids had reared them; but the Celts supposed Bran's people, the Picts, had planted them -- and Bran well knew what hands reared those grim monoliths in lost ages, though for what reasons, he but dimly guessed.

    Wings in the Night

  • Here and there rose curiously regular hillocks above the general levels, and gaunt against the somber sky Bran saw a marching line of upright monoliths -- menhirs, reared by what nameless hands?

    Wings in the Night

  • The stallion snorted and reared as Bran tied him to one of the menhirs.

    Wings in the Night


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