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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cairn

A pile of stones heaped up for a landmark, memorial, or monument; a tumulus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cairn

a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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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).
Breeders describe cairn terriers like eightyear-old Smokey, as "the best little pal in the world".
Les Dennis's missus has two Cairn Terriers who accompany her on shopping sprees.
Auditions will take place on Friday under the watchful eye of show producer Richard Croxford who said they are restricted to Cairn Terriers like the original Toto.
Simakauskas' 13-pound cairn terrier, Lexi, allegedly was mauled by Roxie on May 28.