cairn

Part of speech: noun

A monumental heap of stones.

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Usage examples "cairn":

  1. At first every ascent of the cliff was embittered by a painful consciousness of the cairn upon the north edge. - "Into the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
  2. Released in the late afternoon, lodged in a hut at the edge of the small camp, he used the moment's leisure to climb a small hill and at its height to throw himself down beside a broken cairn. - "Foes", Mary Johnston.
  3. When they had reached the mountain, Cuchulainn asked: " What is the white cairn yonder on the top of the mountain?" - "The Cattle-Raid of Cualnge (Tain Bo Cualnge)", Unknown.