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Clawbonny and Bell walked to the cairn with picks in their hands.

Clawbonny and Bell, armed with their pickaxes made for the cairn.

He would begin to-morrow with the cairn for the rock-plants.

In a cairn on the point Fitzjames placed a brief record, and that is all.

The remainder pushed on to Cape Herschel, and left a record in a cairn.

Presently there loomed before him, gleaming in the moonlight, the cairn.

But father has just lived in his own house of Cairn Ferris all his life.

Build up the cairn, ye active youths, for victory is with us.

Each man, by Charles's order, carried a stone to lay on Manfred's cairn.

True, it was the only friend I had then; but for it an attempt to have built the cairn would have been vain.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Scottish carne, from Gaelic carn "heap of stones, rocky hill," akin to Gaulish karnon "horn," from PIE root *ker-n- "highest part of the body, horn," thus "tip, peak" (see horn (n.)).

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