charnel house

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a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited


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Each tomb type is then detailed: the EB IA shaft tomb, with a vertical shaft opening into multiple, stone-carved chambers housing secondary burials; and the EB IB Charnel House, an above-ground, beehive-shaped, mudbrick structure for primary and secondary burials.
Compelling, too, is Stout's detailed explication of how the jeremiad gave way to Lincolnian political theology, how the civil religion of contemporary America was born in the charnel house of Shiloh and Antietam.
The monastery's charnel house, featuring a floor-to-ceiling collection of skulls and bones of past inhabitants - partly a practical solution as the ground is too rocky to dig graves, and also a spiritual one, to concentrate the living monks' minds on their eventual fate.
A charnel house is a place filled with corpses and that is virtually what parts of Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka have been turned into.
Oprah has become, the national charnel house for the down low.
Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house.
A creepy chef lurks in the darkness with a meat cleaver, the dinner table resembles a charnel house, and the only diner is the Master, who has a taste for human flesh.
Britain's wartime leader, Winston Churchill, declared that all of Europe had become "a rubble heap, a charnel house, a breeding ground for pestilence and hate.
Just as the Internet was not originally intended as an electronic charnel house.
Last December, the group built a charnel house in Iizuka to store the ashes of 55 Koreans believed to have died as slave laborers.
And as he wanders through the charnel house, he repeatedly asks one question: why?
Such early preoccupations are continuous with such later works as Guernica of 1937 (Prado Museum, Madrid), an outcry against the fascist bombing of a civilian population during the Spanish Civil War, and The Charnel House of 1944-45, an outraged response to the first news of the holocaust from the advancing Allied front.
But before we look to swift change in the monolithic NCAA or a sweet smell in the charnel house that is college athletics, it is important to note that perhaps readers like things the way they are.
Armstrong writes, "Overnight the crusaders had turned the thriving and populous city of Jerusalem into a stinking charnel house.