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Graves

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A region of southwest France in the Garonne River valley. The area is known for its fine table wines.

Graves

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(Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a white or red wine from the district around Bordeaux, France

Graves

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(Biography) Robert (Ranke). 1895–1985, English poet, novelist, and critic, whose works include his World War I autobiography, Goodbye to All That (1929), and the historical novels I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1934)

Graves

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Graves

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a dry red or white wine from the district of Graves in SW France.
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Noun1.Graves - English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
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Past the stone graves they went, deeper and deeper into the great cave.
Foot by foot, they were driven back from the shores, until I, that am a chief and a Sagamore, have never seen the sun shine but through the trees, and have never visited the graves of my fathers.
The Puritan, again, an autocrat in his own household, had worn out three wives, and, merely by the remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation, had sent them, one after another, broken-hearted, to their graves.
Besides, there is no encouragement for ghosts in most of our villages, for they have scarcely had time to finish their first nap and turn themselves in their graves, before their surviving friends have travelled away from the neighborhood; so that when they turn out at night to walk their rounds, they have no acquaintance left to call upon.
Grose and Flora had passed into the church, the other worshippers had followed, and we were, for the minute, alone among the old, thick graves.
Start her, Tash, my boy --start her, all; but keep cool, keep cool-- cucumbers is the word --easy, easy --only start her like grim death and grinning devils, and raise the buried dead perpendicular out of their graves, boys --that's all.
It was as if their hopes were buried in separate graves.
Then you shall be courteously entreated to call and examine, and shall find an abundance of husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, and young children, to be "sold separately, or in lots to suit the convenience of the purchaser;" and that soul immortal, once bought with blood and anguish by the Son of God, when the earth shook, and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, can be sold, leased, mortgaged, exchanged for groceries or dry goods, to suit the phases of trade, or the fancy of the purchaser.
I judge so from the fact that hundreds of old gravestones have been removed from the graves and placed against the inner walls of the cemetery.
All the old graves were sunken in, there was not a tombstone on the place; round-topped, worm-eaten boards stag- gered over the graves, leaning for support and finding none.
John, instead of farmin', thinks he must be a doctor,-- as if folks wasn't gettin' unhealthy enough these days, without turnin' out more young doctors to help 'em into their graves.
Reed had been alive he would have treated me kindly; and now, as I sat looking at the white bed and overshadowed walls-- occasionally also turning a fascinated eye towards the dimly gleaning mirror--I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I thought Mr.