|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||wheelbarrow See handbarrow|
|2.||Also called: barrowful the amount contained in or on a barrow|
|3.||chiefly (Brit) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors|
|4.||dialect (Northern English) concern or business (esp in the phrases that's not my barrow, that's just my barrow)|
|5.||dialect (Irish), (Scot) into one's barrow suited to one's interests or desires|
|[Old English bearwe; related to Old Norse barar|
|a heap of earth placed over one or more prehistoric tombs, often surrounded by ditches. Long barrows are elongated Neolithic mounds usually covering stone burial chambers; round barrows are Bronze Age, covering burials or cremations|
|[Old English beorg; related to Old Norse bjarg, Gothic bairgahei hill, Old High German berg mountain]|
in England, ancient burial place covered with a large mound of earth. In Scotland, Ireland, and Wales the equivalent term is cairn. Barrows were constructed in England from Neolithic (c. 4000 BC) until late pre-Christian (c. AD 600) times. Barrows of the Neolithic Period were long and contained the various members of a family or clan, while those of the Early Bronze Age (c. 1900 BC) were round in shape and were used to bury a single important individual, perhaps a chief or clan leader. The bodies were placed in stone or wooden vaults, over which large mounds of soil were heaped. Both types of barrows continued to be used in England until the advent of Christianity. Their sites are most common in the county of Wiltshire.
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