Mr. Merritt and others mention that in some of the graves pillars are employed to support the roof of the cist.
Nothing was found in them but some sand which had fallen in on opening the cist.
Some similarity of form may be traced between this vessel and the larger of the two discovered in the cist at Banchory.
Within it was found a cist containing two skeletons nearly entire.
Within the faced up part of this cist the remains of the dead, the golden figures, pottery, and implements had been deposited.
In this case the cist lay north and south, but the head was laid at the south end.
A cist, containing a skeleton and some metal rings, is said to have been discovered here.
In a cist discovered in 1790, under a large cairn in the parish of Kilbride, the skeleton lay with its head to the east.
Another of smaller dimensions, in the same collection, was discovered in a cist at Cockenzie, in the same county.
On levelling a large tumulus a few years since, at Dalpatrick, Lanarkshire, a cist was discovered inclosing an urn.
"sepulchral chest or chamber," 1804, in some cases from Latin cista "wickerwork basket, box," from Greek kiste "box, chest" (see chest); according to OED, in some cases from Welsh cist in cist faen "stone coffin," the first element of which is from the Latin word.