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a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)

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Keeping your balance while hoisting a 15-to 20-foot pole is key to a winning caber toss, Schenck said of the sporting event that will not be featured at the Summer Olympic Games in Athens later this month, and probably not at any after that either.
For Metco, this is a transaction of importance considering that the share of exploration work expenses in recent years by Noranda, SOQUEM, RNC or its predecessors and acquired by Metco in the Caber Property totals more than $5,750,000.
Caber said the two BJMP officials were seized by NPA rebels during an ambush as the officers were escorting a captured suspected rebel bomb-maker to a court hearing in Marihatag town, Surigao del Sur, on April 27.
No, don't tile over the caber flooring or sheet flooring as you call it, lay plywood and then tile over the plywood that's the best practice, if you tile over the caber floor the tiles will seem alright for a while and then the tiles will start to crack.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: St Martin's celebrate their success in the Halton Highland Games Code zz060410HIGHLAND-1 CABER CONCENTRATION: Amy Picton from St Bede's has a go at tossing the caber Picture: IAN COOPER Code zz060410HIGHLAND-5 PUT IT THERE: Dominic Droogan from St Gerard's RC Primary attempts to put the shot Picture: IAN COOPER Code zz060410HIGHLAND-7 ON THE RUN: Natasha Preston from Halton Lodge Primary School takes part in the Kiltie Dash Picture: IAN COOPER Code zzJXS060410HIGHLAND-4 WINNING SMILES: St Berteline's give a big cheer to mark their triumph Code zz060410HIGHLAND-2 WEIGH TO THROW: Rowan Dowd from St Bede's Primary School attempts to throw the weight for distance Picture: IAN COOPER Code zz060410HIGHLAND-3
All it took was a clumsily dropped caber, a dangerously aimed hammer throw and a weight throw that could have been classed as a suicide attempt.
Red Arrows at RAF Cosford; Caber tossing at Blair Castle
The delighted crowds cheers as Pityu managed to throw the caber - albeit a miniature version - a massive four-and-a-half metres while his 5lb shot putt made it to four feet.
That is followed by murmurs of satisfaction from the thrower, former World Heavy Events Champion and current Scottish kingpin Alistair Gunn - the Zinedine Zidane of the caber tossing fraternity.
A three phase drilling program carried out by BHP during 1994 identified two massive sulphide zones (the Caber deposit) with an estimated resource of 1,271,662 tons grading 5.
And, from the sound of it, plenty of caber tossers to toss them.
The couple sat in a tent on the edge of the games area and watched Scottish dancing, tug-of-war and tossing the caber for an hour.
The games include tossing the caber, hammer throwing, shot putt and tug o' war.
Memo to self: Must take lessons from Seb on tossing the caber.
HIGHLAND Games bosses were lumbered with a problem last night after a puny thief nicked their caber.