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Schiehallion

Schiehallion (shĭhălˈyən) [key], mountain, 3,547 ft (1,081 m) high, Perth and Kinross, central Scotland, near Loch Rannoch. In 1774, Nevil Maskelyne experimented there to determine the density of the earth.

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