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Fingal, the chief hero in the poems of Ossian (q.v.). The real Fingal was a King of the Leinster Fenians; but the Fingal of Macpherson's work is made to be king of an imaginary Morven, which may have been intended for a part of Argyle.

Pingal's Cave, a most remarkable cavern, named after the hero of the poems of Ossian, on the east side of the small island of Staffa, one of the Inner Hebrides. It has been hollowed by the action of the sea out of a sheet of Tertiary basalt with vertical columns. The entrance is an irregular arch 53 ft. broad and 117 ft. high. The interior is 250 ft. long.