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AN angry Cornishman would formerly say when in anger, "I shall push a stone in his cairn," meaning he shall see him buried.

 "Curri mi clack er du cuirn" is the expression of a Scotch Highlander (Labbach's Prehistoric Times). This is interpreted as a mark of respect, or, I will do something to build you a monument.

In the parish of Breage, the habit of prefixing names to the people is common. The "Tubby" Prichard's are well known. "Alsie's' children are common. "Scaw" was applied to several families.

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