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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland; A mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is curious that the drift to leeward of the cairn, that is
  • I met her in cairn's, once, some years ago! really nice woman.
  • Here stood an emblem of the sun, and on the cairn was a sacred fire, which had been kept burning through the year.
  • Surmounting the cairn was a cross of cedar, inscribed with the words: “Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” for more
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