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space excavated in the earth or rock for the burial of a corpse. When a grave is marked by a protective or memorial structure it is often referred to as a tombtomb,
vault or chamber constructed either partly or entirely above ground as a place of interment. Although it is often used as a synonym for grave, the word is derived from the Greek tymbos [burial ground]. It may also designate a memorial shrine erected above a grave.
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. See burialburial,
disposal of a corpse in a grave or tomb. The first evidence of deliberate burial was found in European caves of the Paleolithic period. Prehistoric discoveries include both individual and communal burials, the latter indicating that pits or ossuaries were unsealed for
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; funeral customsfuneral customs,
rituals surrounding the death of a human being and the subsequent disposition of the corpse. Such rites may serve to mark the passage of a person from life into death, to secure the welfare of the dead, to comfort the living, and to protect the living from the
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What does it mean when you dream about a grave?

Graves often represent the end of the line, the end or “death” of something, rather than literal death. They also suggest grave issues that require depth of thought and contemplation before making a decision. Because of their underworld connotations, graves can indicate the realm of the unconscious. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Dead/Death, Hearse).


(of colours) sober or dull


Music to be performed in a solemn manner


Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, the dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things that require deep thinking and are not “on the surface.” Graves could also symbolize the unconscious. If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life. If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self-awareness and your spiritual identity.
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He added health and safety legislation only allows workers to excavate in a hole to a depth of 4ft so gravediggers can't be asked to break the law.
The gravediggers are broken into two teams: priority removal and routine reclamation.
Only such action can save our children from becoming what the gravedigger of Magnificent 7 so aptly alluded to - their future customers.
The gravedigger (Feltman) is waiting and remorse will mean nothing when time is over.
Vignettes of a gravedigger warming his dusty, swollen hands over a
In handwritten rehearsal notes in the archives of the Shakespeare Centre for the 1989 Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, the author discovers a reference to the Second Gravedigger as "the gravediggers daughter" (1).
The Childhood Leukemia Society has granted his wish to meet driver Dennis Anderson and ride in his TV monster truck, the Gravedigger.
My brother was a gravedigger at the Robin Hood Cemetery in Solihull before I got this job, so I don't think it's unusual, and my family don't mind at all.
Of all Boyd's choices, his decision to cast Greg Hicks in the roles of Ghost, Player-King, and first Gravedigger was undoubtedly the most profound and affecting.
The famous Irish-American newspaperman, renowned for his interview with John Kennedy's gravedigger, reconstructs Gutierrez's life, describing the dangerous passage he made from the dusty and impoverished town of San Matias in central Mexico to a Brighton Beach apartment sardine-packed with Mexican expatriates.
There are a few positive moments, notably Eric Hoffman's witty Gravedigger and Gregory Jackson's Rosencrantz.
a gravedigger at Kawi-Kawi public cemetery asked this reporter.