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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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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.
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.--Is this to be put in hand at once, Mr.
"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.
The two coffins were placed on trestles previously prepared for their reception in the right-hand crypt belonging to the Saint-Meran family.
Now we will descend into the crypt, under the grand altar of Milan Cathedral, and receive an impressive sermon from lips that have been silent and hands that have been gestureless for three hundred years.
"I've got a couple of skulls down in the crypt," he said; "come and see those.
As late as the beginning of the fourteenth century a ghoul was cornered in the crypt of the cathedral at Amiens and the whole population surrounded the place.
When the bachelor had given her in connection with almost every tomb and flat grave-stone some history of its own, he took her down into the old crypt, now a mere dull vault, and showed her how it had been lighted up in the time of the monks, and how, amid lamps depending from the roof, and swinging censers exhaling scented odours, and habits glittering with gold and silver, and pictures, and precious stuffs, and jewels all flashing and glistening through the low arches, the chaunt of aged voices had been many a time heard there, at midnight, in old days, while hooded figures knelt and prayed around, and told their rosaries of beads.
This would be a circumstance, doubtless, totally unworthy to dwell in the memory of so rigid an anchorite; yet, I think, were you to search yonder crypt once more, you would find that I am right in my conjecture.''
Children deemed too unsightly or damaged for the world above and so abandoned by their families to serve the Ancestors in the crypts beneath the city.
* The new GoT season 8 teaser shows Sansa, Jon and Arya walk the Crypts of Winterfell
A teaser put out by HBO shows the long-awaited reunion of the Stark family, with Jon Snow reuniting with Arya and Sansa Stark under the crypts of Winterfell, the ancestral home of house Stark.
These churches are being noticed little by little, since their crypts have been recently investigated."The first significant discovery was uncovered in the northern part of the presbytery in the last year where the medieval fresco was found in the church," said a director of the #317ubovnianske museum Dalibor Mikuliacutek, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
I was looking at all of these reflecting on how our burial customs have changed over the last half century, with people moving from cemeteries to crypts, with people choosing to bury an urn with ashes rather than a whole corpse in a coffin.