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synonyms for bier

  • catafalque
  • coffin
  • grave
  • hearse
  • pyre
  • support
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How to use bier in a sentence

The corpse was lying in a narrow coffin, upon a low bier, both of which were covered with a white pall.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
I went in rather early, and came upon two men carrying the parish bier back to its place under the tower.
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERSM. R. (MONTAGUE RHODES) JAMES
When Justin returned, ropes were passed round the leafy bier and the body was lowered by concerted effort.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
There is an old funeral bier in one part of it, and we have failed to ascertain the precise object of the article.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
From top to bottom of the granite ran long red lines, which might have been compared to oozings from a funeral bier.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
I poot mine mout to a parrel of bier,Und emptied it oop mit a schwigs.
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
In the bedroom stood an enormous bed, like a magnificent bier, with a brocade cover.
THE PRECIPICEIVAN GONCHAROV
The sides of the chamber were hung with black cloth, and upon a bier in the middle of the room rested the body.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
There was a sort of bier upon which the body lay, and they looked down upon it reverently.
THE RIDDLE OF THE MYSTERIOUS LIGHTMARY E. HANSHEW
Then followed various symbols of the church, and the bier borne on the shoulders of four men.
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WORDS RELATED TO BIER

  • bier
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