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Definition: Assian stone
, n.; pl. L. Sarcophagi
. [L., fr. Gr. sarkofa`gos, properly, eating
flesh; sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh + fagei^n to eat. Cf.
1. A species of limestone used among the Greeks for making
coffins, which was so called because it consumed within a
few weeks the flesh of bodies deposited in it. It is
otherwise called lapis Assius
, or Assian stone
, and is
said to have been found at Assos, a city of Lycia.
2. A coffin or chest-shaped tomb of the kind of stone
described above; hence, any stone coffin.
3. A stone shaped like a sarcophagus and placed by a grave as