gravestone


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a stone that is used to mark a grave

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Reuben, my boy," said he, "this rock beneath which we sit will serve for an old hunter's gravestone.
The thicket into which Reuben had fired was near the summit of a swell of land, and was clustered around the base of a rock, which, in the shape and smoothness of one of its surfaces, was not unlike a gigantic gravestone.
This broad rock is the gravestone of your near kindred, Dorcas," said her husband.
Hard by these gravestones of dead years, and forming a part of the ruin which some pains had been taken to render habitable in modern times, were two small dwellings with sunken windows and oaken doors, fast hastening to decay, empty and desolate.
Beyond, the shore, strewed over with these rocks like gravestones, ascended, in form of an amphitheater among mastic-trees and cactus, a sort of small town, full of smoke, confused noises, and terrified movements.
Dimmesdale encountered the eldest female member of his church, a most pious and exemplary old dame, poor, widowed, lonely, and with a heart as full of reminiscences about her dead husband and children, and her dead friends of long ago, as a burial-ground is full of storied gravestones.
I judge so from the fact that hundreds of old gravestones have been removed from the graves and placed against the inner walls of the cemetery.
She continued to stand, however, looking at the placid churchyard with the long shadows of the gravestones across the bright green hillocks, and at the glowing autumn colours of the Rectory trees beyond.
But as some of them were united into extended groups and as the interest of the congregation deepened, the churches began to seem too small and inconvenient, the excited audiences forgot the proper reverence, and the performances were transferred to the churchyard, and then, when the gravestones proved troublesome, to the market place, the village-green, or any convenient field.
Hard by, was a little churchyard; not crowded with tall unsightly gravestones, but full of humble mounds, covered with fresh turf and moss: beneath which, the old people of the village lay at rest.
and all the gravestones in the churchyard--it was a large churchyard that they were in--looking on like ghosts in white, while the church tower itself looked on Eke the ghost of a monstrous giant.
A CARDIFF City fan's gravestone has been damaged by vandals who spraypainted over the Bluebirds badge.
NBC News reported that Lumish soaks the monument with water and then coats the gravestone with the same product used by national cemeteries.
A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: "It is policy to carry out this type of work where there is a substantial risk of a gravestone falling down.
In 1969, the Missisquoi Historical Society granted permission to have the gravestone of Sir John Johnson placed in a niche in the wall of the Missisquoi Museum when the new section of the museum building was to be bricked the following spring.