“Now he merely went about heaping stones over the body to make a cairn that wolves and jackals could not tear into.”
-The Daughter of Erlik Khan
cairns (plural noun)
1. a mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, usually on a hilltop or skyline.
a prehistoric burial mound of stacked stones.
2. a small terrier breed with short legs, a long body, and shaggy coat.
late Middle English: from Scottish Gaelic carn.