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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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Mount Cairnes' Glenn Kerr commented, 'Mount Cairnes is very excited and pleased to be working with such an experienced team on the highly prospective Ultra property.
The ruthless manner in which these circles stifled the alleged second-rate thinkers induced many to claim that they also discriminated against innovations (such as Jevon's marginalism and Cliffe Leslie's historicism), or settled scores (such as the way Cairnes belittled his TCD contemporaries) or favoured insiders (such as the favourable treatment of the clubbable Fawcett compared to the shabby treatment of Hearn in distant Melbourne).
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Cairnes [3] cited slave ignorance as preventing them from operating factory machinery.
In his opening statement, Paul Cairnes QC, representing Persimmon, underlined that both applications had been recommended for approval by Northumberland County Council's own professional officers and that no objections had been raised by statutory consultees.
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