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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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Breeds at increased risk are miniature Schnauzer, Yorkshire terrier, Irish wolfhound, Cairn terrier, Maltese, Golden Retriever, Old English Sheepdog and Labrador (BREZNOCK & WHITING, 1995).
From the twenty dogs examinated with PSS, the following breed distribution were obtained: Yorkshire (5/20 or 25%), Shih Tzu (4/20 or 20%), Lhasa Apso (2/20 or 10%), mixed breed (2/20 or 10%), and Maltese, Spitz, Poodle, Border collie, Miniature Schnauzer, Cairn terrier, Rottweiler (1/20 or 5% each one).
The Cairn Terrier Club refers to the breed as "the best little pal in the world".
Q Our Cairn terrier runs away from home to play in the neighbouring bird sanctuary for up to 19 hours at a time.
Richard admitted Cairn Terriers are known for their "strong personalities" and added: "I've worked with prima donnas in the past but never a canine variety so I hope I can cope.
HOMER and Sally are eight-year-old Cairn Terriers who live with owners Ian and Alison MacDonald in Inverness.
Les Dennis's missus has two Cairn Terriers who accompany her on shopping sprees.