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Kist-vaen

(The). A rude stone sepulchre or mausoleum, like a chest with a flat stone for a cover

“At length they reached a grassy mound, on the top of which was placed one of those receptacles for the dead of the ancient British chiefs of distinction, called Kist-vaen, which are composed of upright fragments of granite, so placed as to form a stone coffin.” —Sir Walter Scott: The Betrothed, chap. xxix

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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