charnel house

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charnel house

A building or chamber for the deposit of the bones of the dead.
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He admits that few theatregoers would know that they were passing over bones from the charnel house, for instance.
He begins with a shocking account of the raiding of a famous charnel house at St.
Of the event, Daniel wrote: "Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house.
The Rev Patrick Taylor explained how it was believed the writer had his grave inscribed with the curse because he was "petrified" his remains might be moved to a nearby charnel house, which lies behind a church door just a yard or two from the grave.
From the opening sequence, we find ourselves thrust into Saul's mad, murderous, mystifying, maze-like world, a 24-7 death factory, a charnel house built on a scale scarcely conceivable .
The footings were built from Reigate stone between 1246 and1250, during the reign of Henry III, and back-filled with charnel material comprising mostly of femurs and skulls from earlier burials.
Theirs is a pantomime of confrontation: The jihadi slaughters with swords, Assad with barrel bombs from aircraft, but for the myriad civilians losing life and limb in the Syrian charnel house it makes no difference.
Then I heard the story of the Seven Sisters and the Charnel Ground.
Holly Suddens and Charnel Abbott on the way to Calu-|don Castle School prom at Coombe Abbey
Drolement attife , Reda Benaim esquisse un personnage dejante, tres charnel et souvent desopilant qu'on croirait issu d'une bande dessinee, la posture de la cigogne '' patte-en-l'air '' suffit, a mon sens, de le consacrer.
Blatter surely knows about the skeletons hidden at the back of FIFA's cupboards and if he steps down - or is thrown out - new brooms could make FIFA's Zurich HQ look like a charnel house.
Military forensic officers placed the remains in dark brown coffins after a ceremony watched by Chinese officials and South Korean army Brigadier General Moon Sang-Gyu at a temporary charnel house in Paju just south of the border with North Korea.