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It is a single round, low tower, shaped like the tomb of Cacilia Metella.

They left it on her breast, in the coffin, and it went with that guilty woman to the tomb.

At my departure their tomb had been hidden in the morning mist.

Like the tomb of William the Conqueror at Caen, it disappeared long ago.

It should not be a tomb save as upon the fourth day the sepulchre in the garden!

When Shakespeare died he left some lines to be placed over his tomb.

Pass on, with your burden of mortality, And lay it in the tomb with jolly hearts.

When the tomb of Saint Cecilia was opened an odour of roses came up from her coffin.

Before dawn she wuz at the door of the tomb, lookin' for His comin'.

Well, they couldn't make it, because the tomb of a popular saint or sheikh was in the way.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.

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