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Morasteen

[great stone]. The ancient Danes selected their king from the sacred line of royalty. The man chosen was taken to the Landsthing, or local court, and placed on the morasteen, while the magnates ranged themselves around on stones of inferior size. This was the Danish mode of installation.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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