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synonyms for ossuary

  • container
  • receptacle
  • vault
  • vessel
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Ossuary, os′ū-ar-i, n. a place where the bones of the dead are deposited: a charnel-house.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
After a time the body is taken up, the bones cleaned, and deposited in an ossuary called the Quiogozon.
A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF THE MORTUARY CUSTOMS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSH. C. YARROW
They are probably now in the catacombs of Paris, mingled with those of the thousands of unknown or paupers in that great ossuary.
LAMARCK, THE FOUNDER OF EVOLUTIONALPHEUS SPRING PACKARD
I love to go to his ossuary of dead transactions, as I would visit the catacombs of Rome or Paris.
THE POET AT THE BREAKFAST TABLEOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
In the middle, an open ossuary contains skeletons that have been exhumed in order to make room for other corpses.
OVER STRAND AND FIELDGUSTAVE FLAUBERT
The Magdalenians have passed through this ossuary and have drawn out all the canine teeth to make ornaments of them.
MEN OF THE OLD STONE AGEHENRY FAIRFIELD OSBORN
The dolmen belonged to the period before bodies were burnt; it was the family or tribal ossuary.
A BOOK OF THE WEST. VOLUME I DEVONS. BARING-GOULD
There is also a large ossuary in the corner of the small churchyard, now disused.
THE ARGOSYVARIOUS
Bonaparte stopped near the Ossuary, and desired to be shown the spot where the battle of Morat was fought.
MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, COMPLETELOUIS ANTOINE FAUVELET DE BOURRIENNE
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