funeral pyre


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Synonyms for funeral pyre

wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

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SCORES of people have been having their say on whether open-air funeral pyres should be introduced in the UK - and opinion is split on the matter.
In a previous letter to Mr Ghai, the council said: "Whilst we are mindful of the assertion of the Court of Appeal that the sort of structure presented to the court by yourself as suitable for your purposes for a funeral pyre may fall within the legislation governing cremation, the council is conscious that there remain significant issues relating to pollution and health and safety.
Husband and wife were cremated in the same funeral pyre.
A FIVE- YEAR- OLD boy was thrown into a funeral pyre following a dispute over a cremation site in the Madhepura district of Bihar.
A reference was made to a Coventry suburb's contribution - a mock funeral pyre for Hitler.
So she refuses to believe the government's explanation that gang thugs incinerated her son and 42 other missing college students in a giant funeral pyre in less than a day, leaving almost nothing to identify them, according to AP.
One would suggest an assemblage representing the 453 dead and thousands of limbs, hands and feet to represent British losses, perhaps with the black smoke of a funeral pyre issuing through the sculpture.
One would suggest an assemblage representing 453 corpses and thousands of limbs, hands and feet to represent British losses, perhaps with the black smoke of a funeral pyre issuing through the sculpture.
This now is a salute to the Maharashtrian priests, who conducted the funeral rites, for the minimum fuss with which his oldest daughter Pankaja was allowed to light his funeral pyre.
According to reports, Munde's eldest daughter Pankaja Munde will light the funeral pyre.
About 4,000 years ago, a young woman's cremated bones - charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them - was wrapped in a fur along with her most valuable possessions, packed into a basket, and carried up to one of the highest and most exposed spots on Dartmoor, where they were buried in a small stone box covered by a mound of peat, the Guardian reported.
The funeral pyre was lit by her sobbing father at a crematorium in Dwarka sub city after traumatized relatives and friends said their final prayers at a ritual at the house where the girl lived in south-west Delhi.
Sweeping the driveway, pushing pile after pile of leaves into a funeral pyre so high it could hide a body, I wonder what Pablo was thinking as he wrote those lines.
A better man than me once said that it was akin to a nation building its own funeral pyre.
The van carried nine men, all of whom were members of Early Graves and another California band, Funeral Pyre, police said.