rocking stone


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rocking stone

[′räk·iŋ ‚stōn]
(geology)
A stone or boulder, often of great size, so finely poised upon its foundation (as on the side of a hill or cliff) that it can be moved slightly backward and forward with little force (as with the hand) and still retain its original position. Also known as roggan.
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tmc050711sofa) * HOW ODD: Stone Age flint knappers, rogue quarry workers, vandals dynamiting rocking stones off their perches and a mysterious band of carvers have left their marks on West Nab, above Meltham.
WITH views stretching across four counties, this house at Rocking Stones, Pole Moor, must be one of the highest in the Huddersfield area.
For Richard and Imogen, who are moving to Nottingham because of work commitments, the sale of their Rocking Stones home is a sad one.
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Bob Davies, from Pontypridd has chosen to send in his photograph of Caerphilly Castle, while last week's snow helped make a striking focus for an image of the rocking stones at Pontypridd common for Mrs E Thomas.