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" The ancient manner of preparing feasts after hunting, is handed down by tradition. A pit lined with smooth stones was made; and near it stood a heap of smooth flat stones of the flint kind. The stones as well as the pit were properly heated with heath.... "
The poems of Ossian, in the orig. Gaelic, with a tr. into Lat. by R ... - Page 359
by Ossian - 1807
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Archaeologia Cambrensis, Volume 3; Volume 14; Volume 23

Electronic journals - 1868
...three hundred chuse the polished stones." This passage is thus explained in a note by M'Pherson: — "The ancient manner of preparing feasts after hunting...tradition. A pit lined with smooth stones was made ; near it stood a heap of flat stones of the flint kind. The stones as well as the pit were properly...
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Archaeologia Cambrensis

Wales - 1868
...three hundred chuse the polished stones." This passage is thus explained in a note by M'Pherson: — "The ancient manner of preparing feasts after hunting...tradition. A pit lined with smooth stones was made ; near it stood a heap of flat stones of the flint kind. The stones as well as the pit were properly...
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Memoirs on Remains of Ancient Dwellings, in Holyhead Island: Mostly of ...

William Owen Stanley - Archaeology - 1871 - 73 pages
...three hundred chuse the polished stones." This passage is thus explained in a note by M'Pherson : — " The ancient manner of preparing feasts after hunting is handed down by tradition. A Ireland, anterior to the Norman Inva- s Having examined a great many huta sion; pp. 124, 126. See also...
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The Heather in Lore, Lyric and Lay: By Alexander Wallace...

Alexander Wallace - Ericaceae - 1903 - 245 pages
...Miscellaneous Uses One of the other uses to which Heather was put is described by the translator of Ossian : "The ancient manner of preparing feasts after hunting...smooth stones was made; and near it stood a heap of stones of the flint kind. The stones as well as the pit were properly heated with heath. Then they...
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