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Caber

Caber (from a Celtic word=pole), a tapering pine trunk, some twenty to twenty-five feet long, roughly hewn and stripped of its branches, used in the Highland sport of tossing the caber. It is held upright, with the small end first downwards and level with the breast, then raised to the shoulder, and is then tossed so that the thick end touches the ground first. The farthest toss and straightest fall wins.

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