burial ground

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burial ground a tract of land used for burials
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burial ground a piece of ground selected and set apart for a place of burials, and consecrated to such use by religious ceremonies.
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Usage

In literature:

M. (J. H.) on burial in unconsecrated ground, 549.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
He ran over the sacred burial ground as if he were in a cattle pen.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
The only bit of ground he was able to call his was the burial plot he purchased with his own money.
"Why I Preach the Second Coming" by Isaac Massey Haldeman
She now lies by the side of her lover, in the solitary burial ground of St. Mary's.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume 2" by Alexander Leighton
Dr. Elisha Cullen Dick rests in the Friends burial ground in an unmarked grave, but his spirit hallows several houses in Alexandria.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
That was an incident which occurred not in the presence of thousands, but in a lonely old burial ground on the outskirts of Paris.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
This garden may have stood on the burial-ground.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Here he chose his burial-ground; walled it, and planted it, and left special directions for his burial.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
The burial ground at Salamanca, continued to be used for some years until it was nearly filled.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
This was formerly enclosed as a burial-ground, but was thrown open for the convenience of the neighbourhood.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
But the guillotine created a need for new burial-grounds, two of which were accordingly established.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
At the last house, opposite the future Jewish burial-ground, two pistol-shots were fired.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
The disciples buried the saint, together with axe and staff, and there they left him with the secret of his burial-ground.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Zachary Taylor is buried in the old burial-ground on the ancestral farm of the Taylors, five miles from Louisville, Kentucky.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
It was dug up in a stone coffin in the western burial-ground of the cathedral in the time of Dean Lukin (1799-1812).
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer
And the burial ground in the rear of the church was made beautiful, too.
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
The ranks of the resurrection-men were largely recruited from the keepers of burial-grounds.
"The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812" by James Blake Bailey
He holds a burial-ground sacred, and would not carry away so much as a leaf of ivy from a grave.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
Lone Stacy's wife stood at the thicketed edge of the burial-ground, gazing at her, with eyes less friendly than their former wont.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
The grave Camilla had dug had been the burial-ground of all those sweet hopes and dreams which had clustered about him like children of late.
"Capricious Caroline" by E. Maria Albanesi
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In poetry:

The sum of all their agonies
Has bowed you to the ground.
You smell of dust, of death's decay,
Of morgue and burial mound.
"Soul" by Boris Pasternak
Then o'er the cedared way that leads,
Through burr and bramble-thickets,
Unto a burial-ground of weeds
Fenced in with broken pickets.
"The Creek" by Madison Julius Cawein
The river heaved with sullen sounds;
The chilly wind was sad with moans;
Black hearses passed, and burial-grounds
Grew thick with monumental stones.
"A Dream" by William Cullen Bryant
"Over the burial mound,
Over the hunting-ground,
Over the forest wigwam the greedy white wave flows,
In treachery, or wrath,
They sweep us from their path,
Backward, and ever backward, beyond Sierra snows
"Tecumthe" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

DETROIT — Investigators will take soil samples from the ground beneath a suburban Detroit driveway after a man told police he believes he witnessed the burial of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa about 35 years ago, police said Wednesday.
And Information on Indian Campsites and Burial Grounds in Westchester County.
Evidence for a likely 50,000-year-old Neanderthal burial ground that includes the remains of at least three individuals has been unearthed in Spain, according to a Quaternary International paper.
Archaeologists Trying To Determine Burial Ground's Boundaries.
Here's a look at the 175-year-old burial grounds, which sustained some damage this fall during Superstorm Sandy.
The burial ground in Spanish Fort was officially dedicated Friday on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted the United States to enter World War II.
For years, families with loved ones buried at St Johannes cemetery near Bensenville fought the city of Chicago's repeated attempts to move the burial ground to make way for a new runway at O'Hare Airport.
Maureen McGuinness, family services manager of Albany Diocesan Cemeteries, stands next to the new natural burial ground at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna on Monday, July 9.
Former Catholic Cemeteries director helped integrate burial grounds.
Nation's most storied burial ground sits atop a former thriving black town.
Researchers use ground-penetrating radar to detect potential burial sites at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla.
The Carthage burial grounds called Tophet holds urns with the cremated remains of thousands of babies.
Researchers use ground -penetrating radar to detect potential burial sites at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla.
Wreath- laying Ceremony at The African Burial Ground in New York City next week.
A visitor is left to wander the hilly burial grounds in search of gravesites, hoping perhaps to stumble upon a familiar name on a tombstone.
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