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cairn,

pile of stones, usually conical in shape, raised as a landmark or a memorial. In prehistoric times it was usually erected over a burial. A barrowbarrow,
in archaeology, a burial mound. Earth and stone or timber are the usual construction materials; in parts of SE Asia stone and brick have entirely replaced earth. A barrow built primarily of stone is often called a cairn.
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 is sometimes called a cairn.

cairn

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(engineering)
An artificial mound of rocks, stones, or masonry, usually conical or pyramidal, whose purpose is to designate or to aid in identifying a point of surveying or of cadastral importance.

cairn

A pile of stones heaped up for a landmark, memorial, or monument; a tumulus.

cairn

a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland
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