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Ravenstone

The stone gibbet of Germany; so called from the ravens which are wont to perch on it. (German rabenstein.)

Do you think
I'll honour you so much as save your throat
From the Ravenstone, by choking you myself?

Byron: Werner, ii. 2.

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