It was a charnel yard on the hill-side, near to one of the town's six gates.
The city will be a charnel house when these bodies start to decompose.
The atmosphere of the place was cold and musty and suggestive of a charnel house.
Thy life has left thee, to live in the heart of a daughter of the charnel and the worm.
Yet that fragrant balm cannot stifle the smell of the charnel ...