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.
Yet that fragrant balm cannot stifle the smell of the charnel house.
It is like a blast from a charnel house; but then, what power, what lucidity!
It was a charnel house, half filled with dry skulls and bones.
A curious early fifteenth-century story is associated with this charnel house.
From this charnel house let me to-night draw forth one of these.
It thrusts the girls into a charnel house of sin, sickness, and death.
The bright world had become a place of skulls, a charnel house, a prison whose iron walls were closing in on him eternally.
The smell of the charnel house was driven away and the whole city was filled with the fumes of carbolic acid and lime in solution.