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dirge

1. a chant of lamentation for the dead
2. the funeral service in its solemn or sung forms
3. any mourning song or melody
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Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of "never--never more
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never--nevermore.
Phantom ships are on the sea, the dead of twenty centuries come forth from the tombs, and in the dirges of the night wind the songs of old forgotten ages find utterance again.
Is it but the mermaids singing deep below the waving waters; or sad spirits, chanting dirges for white corpses, held by seaweed?
This dreary dirge, which went on so long jukeboxes ejected it halfway through, has been described as "enigmatic" and "cryptic".
Bet after listening to that dirge, the ghost had wished he was headless.
Bill, from Glasgow's Govan, said: "When they do that dirge Flower of Scotland at Murrayfield, they should be singing Shang-a-Lang.
Contrast this with our own awful dirge of an anthem which makes no mention of our country, its people or our values but instead merely sings the praises of one person - an unelected monarch.
This, in addition to having far superior words and tune to Roy Williamson's kailyard dirge, has the advantage of being long out of copyright
Cross-fertilisation of flops as the old girls on ITV's dying daytime dirge welcomed ITV2's disastrous Mark Wright as their "star" guest.
His chat was sharp, educational and funny as he demonstrated why the Chariots of Fire theme is "fascist" and Happy Birthday works best as a depressing dirge.
This powerful bracelet leads her to Callum - a Dirge, a ghostly figure who is locked in a halflife/half-death existence in St Paul's Cathedral with fellow tortured souls.