Lich gate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lich gate a covered gate through which the corpse was carried to the church or burial place, and where the bier was placed to await the clergyman; a corpse gate.
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Usage

In literature:

A lich-gate had been suggested.
"Crome Yellow" by Aldous Huxley
Together they went out at the lich-gate.
"The Man" by Bram Stoker
The churchyard is entered by a covered lich-gate.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
At the lich-gate Aunt Rachel paused to shake hands with everybody but Ruth and Reuben.
"Aunt Rachel" by David Christie Murray
Yes; they heard the creaking of the lich-gate, the sound of voices, and the crunching of boots on the gravel path.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
At the lich-gate of the church she came upon Hope Lawson and Blanche Hall.
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
Carrados dropped the near window as a man in glistening waterproof stepped from the shelter of a lich-gate and approached.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
One of the finest Lich-Gates was at Arundel, in Surrey, but it has been removed, and is now the Church Porch.
"Stones of the Temple" by Walter Field
At Barking, Essex, are chambers over the lich-gate, and one was formerly known as the Chapel of the Holy Rood.
"Old Church Lore" by William Andrews
Nothing remained save a delicate fragrance of violets under the lich-gate, beneath which she had passed.
"The Following of the Star" by Florence L. Barclay
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