boulder

Part of speech: noun

A large detached angular or rounded stone. bowlder.

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Usage examples "boulder":

  1. The point is surmounted by an oval boulder, which is so easily poised on one point that it rocks far more easily than the better known Logan Rock. - "A Yacht Voyage Round England", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. I was going towards her, when I stayed my steps, for she was already making her way, entirely unconscious of my presence, towards the boulder where I sat. - "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.
  3. Then he sat down, gasping, while the water ran from him; and she moved back a pace or two and leaned on a boulder, with her face almost as white as his. - "The Gold Trail", Harold Bindloss.