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a vehicle for carrying a coffin to a church or a cemetery

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Then the fox got up behind; and presently the wolf, the bear, the goat, and all the beasts of the wood, came and climbed upon the hearse.
Then a stone, who saw what had happened, came up and kindly offered to help poor Chanticleer by laying himself across the stream; and this time he got safely to the other side with the hearse, and managed to get Partlet out of it; but the fox and the other mourners, who were sitting behind, were too heavy, and fell back into the water and were all carried away by the stream and drowned.
It is enough that my cherished dreams of Venice have been blighted forever as to the romantic gondola and the gorgeous gondolier; this system of destruction shall go no farther; I will accept the hearse, under protest, and you may fly your flag of truce in peace, but here I register a dark and bloody oath that you shan't sing.
They had already got the length of opening the hearse to take the coffin out, when some brighter genius proposed instead, its being escorted to its destination amidst general rejoicing.
Philip flushed a little, but did not answer; and next day he and Upjohn followed the hearse in the one carriage which Philip had ordered.
The undertaker, instructed to spare no expense, provided long-tailed black horses, with black palls on their backs and black plumes upon their foreheads; coachmen decorated with scarves and jack-boots, black hammercloths, cloaks, and gloves, with many hired mourners, who, however, would have been instantly discharged had they presumed to betray emotion, or in any way overstep their function of walking beside the hearse with brass-tipped batons in their hands.
In Victorian England hearse houses were common and often linked to the local church but then fell redundant with the coming of motor hearses and changes in funeral practices," said Roger.
Co-op Funeralcare said the Ford Cardinal is the latest in its growing fleet of specialist hearses, ranging from a 1933 Austin to a Japanese Buddhist-themed vehicle.
Hearses are not allowed to cross over from the occupied areas to the Republic of Cyprus and vice versa.
To mark its opening this week, members of the public will be able to see some of its more unusual hearses, including a motorbike hearse, horse and carriage, Buddhist hearse and Cadillac @lorna_hughes hearse.
But along with running Morrilton Funeral Service and Rosewood Cremation, Neal also owns and operates Rosewood Classic Coach, one of the few places in the United States where retro-style funeral coaches, more commonly known as hearses, are built from the chassis up and sold to funeral homes that want to offer their clients the opportunity to go out in style.
They contacted the company Only Fools and Hearses, based in Fleetwood, Lancashire, which has a genuine Del Boy Reliant Regal, plus a second that has been converted into a hearse.
They contacted the company Only Fools and Hearses, based in Fleetwood, Lancashire, who have a genuine Del Boy Reliant Regal, plus a second that has been converted into a hearse.
What an amazing coincidence for two hearses to be on the roundabout at the same time - it was like something out of Only Fools And Horses.