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synonyms for pyres

  • bonfire
  • fuel
  • heap
  • suttee
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How to use pyres in a sentence

There are funeral pyres of wood where the relatives are carrying out the last offices for the dead.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
I saw some five hundred little fires, which were so many pyres for the dead.
MY LIFE IN MANY STATES AND IN FOREIGN LANDSGEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN
The English Reformation had no great dignity or life until the funeral pyres were lighted.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
After night had fallen, the blaze of funeral pyres on the river banks told their tale of pestilence.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
Also the funeral pyres which Greece and Rome copied from Assyria were hung with splendid materials and embroideries.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
Within the meru were three pyres, concealed by gilt screens, on which were set the coffins containing the bodies.
WHERE THE STRANGE TRAILS GO DOWNE. ALEXANDER POWELL
Funeral pyres were built, one for each, and prayers were offered to the sun that one of the piles might be ignited.
WALTER PIETERSEMULTATULI
Among other things, they ascend gigantic pyres, and sit quietly burning to death without moving a muscle.
THE WORKS OF LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA, V. 4LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA
Would she never learn to remember that Denis was incapable of mounting such hypothetical pyres?
SANCTUARYEDITH WHARTON
"There are to-night three such pyres raised in Paris," the Superior of the Mathurins proceeded to explain.
THE POCKET BIBLE OR CHRISTIAN THE PRINTEREUGNE SUE
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