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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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I have had the utmost difficulty in getting a hearing on any economic question in this country, because there is a combination of economists and newspapers--especially Cairnes, Fawcett, Courtney, the Spectator, the Saturday Review--to put me down (Cliffe Leslie to Harrison, 8 June 1875, 1/46, 20f.
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In the first place, while the other classicists tended to define free competition as the system that, in the long run, leads to prices being equal to the costs of production, Cairnes defined the result--prices equaling costs of production--as free competition.
Here Cook credits Herbert Spencer's sociological analysis with preparing the ground for Marshall's eventual abandonment of the classical treatment of wages, but it seems well to remember that the public stoush between Mill, Thornton and John Elliot Cairnes (barely mentioned in Cook's book) played a more vital role in convincing Marshall that the time was ripe (in the final quarter of the nineteenth century) to clarify the subject of wages.
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Paul Cairnes, barrister for the local authority, said allowing the site to remain would be harmful to the rural area.
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