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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The rocks on Rocking Stone Hill, above to the left, defy gravity, but for how long?
One feature, the Rocking Stone, is reputed to be the site where druids once passed judgment on people accused of crimes.
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