• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burial-place a piece of ground set apart for burying
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  • Christopher Marlowe
    “All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. byrgels, a tomb. See Bury.


In literature:

The dead are buried, not in the common burial-grounds, but in some waste place.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
It was probably the burial-place of strangers, or of those who died in the hospitals.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
When an usurer dyed, they would not suffer him to be buried in places appointed for the buriall of Christians.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
Billy changed his opinion when they got to the place, which is the burial ground of Hong-kong.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I watched them, however, through the glass as they stood on the beach, which formed our burial place.
"The African Trader" by W. H. G. Kingston
And, truly, the funeral ceremonies over Dennis in that strange place of burial made the most curious ending of a man that ever I saw.
"The Aztec Treasure-House" by Thomas Allibone Janvier
Aunt Lison and the Comtesse Gilberte stayed with Jeanne while the burial was taking place.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
Other burials of interest took place in this chapel.
"Westminster Abbey" by Mrs. A. Murray Smith
The island, like Iona, was celebrated as a place of burial.
"Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys" by Dugald Butler and Herbert Story
One reports from an eye-witness, and one testifies to a fervent record at the burial-place of the subjects of it.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
One Mesjid, or more, are generally to be found near burial places.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Glabriones, Acilii, discovery of their burial place, 4; history of the family, 5.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
We never knew the burial place.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
They also placed their rural burial grounds under the safeguard of this king of shadows.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
A magnificent burial-place was that: no poet could have dreamt or desired a better.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
This reminds us that the crypt has been a burial place for ages past.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
So quietly did he slip out of life that his burial place is unknown.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
The first burial-place to be so mysteriously visited was the Cemetery of Pere Lachaise.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
This spot is also frequently used by the Bedouins as a burial-place.
"The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria" by Ludwig Salvator
The associations of the burial-place are all with the humiliating triumphs of the King of Terrors.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff

In poetry:

I never see the burial place,
Where my dear mother lies;
But that I think I see her face,
Peak at me through the skies.
"At My Mother's Grave" by Frank Barbour Coffin
It told him, that the hour was come
He too must slumber in the cave;
When nought would reach his burial-place,
But the murmurs of the wave !...
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
Seven long years has the desert rain
Dropped on the clods that hide thy face;
Seven long years of sorrow and pain
I have thought of thy burial-place.
"The Maiden's Sorrow" by William Cullen Bryant
WHAT weeping face is that looking from the window?
Why does it stream those sorrowful tears?
Is it for some burial place, vast and dry?
Is it to wet the soil of graves?
"What Weeping Face" by Walt Whitman
To have the sun upon my face,
To look up through the trees,
To walk forth in the open space
And listen to the breeze,—
And not to dream the burial-place
Is clogging my weak knees.
"Heart’s Chill Between" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
When pressed against my knees I place
Thy precious feet, and weep, despairing,
Perhaps I'm learning to embrace
The cross's rough four-sided face;
And, fainting, all my being sways
Towards Thee, Thy burial preparing.
"Mary Magdalene I" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Burial took place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.
Burial took place in the Liberty Cemetery in Graves County.
Fans demand that the empty burial place be kept as a shrine.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, Aug 28 at 11 am at SS.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the Celebrant.
Cremation has taken place and burial will be in the family cemetery.
Burial took place in Riverview Cemetery in Elmore.
Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Private burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
Surrounding it are the Valley of Kings and the Valley of the Queens, the burial places of Egypt's pharaohs and their wives.
Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.
Dating of cremated remains shows burials took place as early as 3000 B.C.
Father Michael Naughton will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service.
Need a place to worship or need to give your loved one a proper burial.
The first burial of a white race riot victim was to take place this afternoon when Homer Cline, 17-year-old son of Mr and Mrs A.B.