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On this bier was supposed to rest all that remained of the Kermis.

In it the sexton kept a scythe, a mowing machine, some cans and a bier, a four-wheeled vehicle with rubber tyres.

The Smuggler's CaveGeorge A. Birmingham

The eunuch returned, followed by two slaves, who bore on a bier a corpse covered with a large pall.

Coming forth from their hiding-places, the fugitives gathered around the hero's bier.

A Man's Value to SocietyNewell Dwight Hillis

Marie had already seen one such pallid countenance—that of the old servant Henry when he lay dead on his bier.

The corpse is carried on a board or bier (they do not generally use coffins), to the place of burial.

The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle

And, rising, he caught hold of one of the mules which carried the bier, and forthwith moved himself from that place.

The HermitsCharles Kingsley

A cortge approaches, and, as Tannhuser recognizes the form of Elizabeth on the bier, he sinks down on her coffin and dies.

But above, from the face of the bier, the darkness fled away,—it was covered with a mask of flowers.

When we had returned and completed the burial, I said to him, In the progress of a bier there should be no returning.

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