headstone

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headstone

The principal stone in a foundation, as the cornerstone of a building or the keystone of an arch.
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It's a matter for the fam-ilies involved but if they can't be contacted then the grave-stones may have to be laid flat,'' she said.
They admired everything - the old grey porch, the mullioned windows, the venerable grave-stones dotting the green churchyard, the ancient tower, the very weathercock, the brown thatched roofs of cottage, barn and homestead, peeping from among the trees, the stream that trippled by the distant watermill, the blue Welsh mountains far away.
Crosses of this shape were also used extensively at San Vincenzo itself, in a prestigious painted tomb and on carved grave-stones (Mitchell 1985: 158, figures 6:3 34; Hodges 1993: 147-50, figures 9:27-30).
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Sunday, "we regret that many grave-stones in a cemetery belonging to our Greek Orthodox citizens in Gokceada were damaged on the night of October 28, 2010.
But a straw poll of my chums -now mostly married or in long term relationships -confirmed that those falling grave-stones at best made us more aware and at worst terrified the life out of us.