Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Cromlech.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A large stone resting on two or more others, like a table. (Welsh, crom, bent; llech, a flat stone.)   1
   Weyland Smith’s cave (Berkshire), Trevethy stone (Cornwall), Kit’s Coty House (Kent). Irby and Mangles saw twenty-seven structures just like these on the banks of the Jordan; at Plas Newydd (Anglesey) are two cromlechs; in Cornwall they are numerous; so are they in Wales; some few are found in Ireland, as the “killing-stone” in Louth. In Brittany, Denmark, Germany, and some other parts of Europe, cromlechs are to be found.   2



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