Definition of Sarsen

1. n. One of the large sandstone blocks scattered over the English chalk downs; -- called also sarsen stone, and Druid stone.



Definition of Sarsen

1. Noun. (usually as “sarcen stone”) one of various blocks of sandstone found in various locations in southern England. ¹

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Definition of Sarsen

1. a large sandstone block [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarsen

sarrazin
sarrazins
sarrusophone
sarrusophones
sarsaparilla
sarsaparilla root
sarsaparillas
sarsaparillin
sarsar
sarsars
sarsasapogenin
sarsden
sarsdens
sarse
sarsed
sarsen (current term)
sarsenet
sarsenets
sarsens
sarses
sarsing
sarsnet
sarsnets
sarsparilla
sarsparillas
sartain
sartainties
sartainty
sartin
sartor

Literary usage of Sarsen

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1. Diary of a Dean: Being an Account of the Examination of Silbury Hill, and of by John Merewether (1851)
"At the east end were lying, in a dislodged condition, at least 30 sarsen stones, in which might clearly be traced the chamber formed by the side uprights ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"They are usually believed to be derived from the Bagshot or Reading Beds, but there does not seem to be definite evidence of the discovery of a sarsen Stone ..."

3. Geology of Parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire: (Sheet 34) by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, William Talbot Aveline, Edward Hull, Robert Etheridge (1858)
"Druid Stones, sarsen Stones, or Grey Wethers.—In many places the surface of the Chalk is strewn with blocks of hard siliceous grit, known as Druid stones, ..."

4. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine by Edward Hungerford Goddard, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1878)
"Then, some years ago, I availed myself of the opportunity when the field had been recently ploughed, and found several "sarsen chips" (ie, small fragments ..."

5. Diary of a Dean: Being an Account of the Examination of Silbury Hill, and of by John Merewether (1851)
"At the east end were lying, in a dislodged condition, at least 30 sarsen stones, in which might clearly be traced the chamber formed by the side uprights ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"They are usually believed to be derived from the Bagshot or Reading Beds, but there does not seem to be definite evidence of the discovery of a sarsen Stone ..."

7. Geology of Parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire: (Sheet 34) by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, William Talbot Aveline, Edward Hull, Robert Etheridge (1858)
"Druid Stones, sarsen Stones, or Grey Wethers.—In many places the surface of the Chalk is strewn with blocks of hard siliceous grit, known as Druid stones, ..."

8. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine by Edward Hungerford Goddard, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1878)
"Then, some years ago, I availed myself of the opportunity when the field had been recently ploughed, and found several "sarsen chips" (ie, small fragments ..."

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