Origin of caber
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Among other 'strong-men' contests, which have long been favourite sports in Scotland, are tossing the caber and putting the stone.
At these games the Ninety-Third carried off all the first prizes for putting the shot, throwing the hammer, and tossing the caber.Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59|William Forbes-Mitchell
He then raises the caber and gets both hands underneath the lower end.
The caber is the heavy trunk of a tree from 16 to 20 ft. long.
Arrived on ground, and found that "tossing the caber" was in full progress.Mr. Punch in the Highlands|Various