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Synonyms for crypt

a burial place or receptacle for human remains

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a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

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At the most remote end of the crypt there appeared another less spacious.
And if it's bitter cold for you, up in the chancel, with a lot of live breath smoking out about you, what the bitterness is to Durdles, down in the crypt among the earthy damps there, and the dead breath of the old 'uns,' returns that individual, 'Durdles leaves you to judge.
If you can make a light I am sure you will find an old lamp here in the crypt, and then will it be less fearsome.
She did not have the expert's eye for the depth of chest, the wide nostrils, the recuperative lungs, and the muscles under their satin sheaths-- crypts of energy wherein lurked the chemistry of destruction.
When you are near me I have feelings similar to those produced by dank warehouses, gloomy crypts, and deep mines.
But in the midst of our play I felt a sudden cold chill, reminding me of deep mines and gloomy crypts, such a chill as I had experienced that very morning.
And when I would come upon my father, seated at table in these subterranean crypts, gambling with Chinese for great stakes of gold, all my outrage gave vent in the vilest cursing.
Possessed of more than a cursory knowledge of astronomy, he took a sick man's pleasure in speculating as to the dwellers on the unseen worlds of those incredibly remote suns, to haunt whose houses of light, life came forth, a shy visitant, from the rayless crypts of matter.
The new paper demonstrates that, although the makeup of stem cells in the crypt is still controversial, the Lrig1 protein can distinguish a group of long-lived cells at the base of the crypt.
EXPERTS are examining the contents of a mysterious crypt rumoured to hold the secrets of the location of Shakespeare's wedding.
The event - Comedy in the Crypt - will take place in the Metropolitan Cathedral's crypt.
That's how much the crypt directly above the actress went for in an online auction.
Attractions include "The Spirits Express" and "The Crypt Mine of Lost Souls.
Alterations in the proliferation and apoptosis of colon crypt cells--the highly programmed cells in the indentations, or crypts, of the colon wall--are thought to play a crucial, early role in the development of colorectal neoplasia.
Amid growing concerns at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend $32 million to add a new crypt to provide more space and make other improvements to avoid a potential outbreak of communicable airborne diseases among employees.