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charnel house

A building or chamber for the deposit of the bones of the dead.
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But no-one is better at insinuating the lyrical into the charnel-house of the self-ruined body, sly beauty into corruption.
In his vision for the 'City of Tomorrow' he wrote, 'Our World, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs.
For Serbian police have raised the stakes by going on a murder spree, turning Kosovo into a charnel-house.
As the pile grew so did a dreadful, charnel-house smell which drifted up to the street.
There were injustices and inequalities, to be sure, but also diversity, character, leisure, and liberties, all of which Hitler and Stalin between them killed off, to leave a continent of charnel-houses and memories.