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COFFIN CAIRN

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A cairn on which a coffin could be laid whilst being carried on its way to a burial, to allow the bearers to rest.

Related Terms

Term Note
CORPSE REST A place, where a corpse could be laid whilst being carried on its way to burial, to allow the bearers to rest.
CORPSE ROAD A road, used traditionally for the transportation of a corpse to a place of burial.

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