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Meaning: The giant's grave

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Information:"Stone chests or coffins are now and then found, made up of four stones arranged in the form of an oblong square. I was induced to get one of these, called Leac an Fhoimhear, or 'the giant's grave' lately opened - judging from the name, that it might conatin something uncommon. Nothing, however, was discovered but human bones in a decayed state, thrown together without order, and noways remarkable for their size." New Statistical Account Tiree and Coll 1840, 205

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: New Statistical Account