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From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon

“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.

He: Gilgamesh: Into the Face of Time

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