burial ground

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burial ground

n
a graveyard or cemetery
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Noun1.burial ground - a tract of land used for burialsburial ground - a tract of land used for burials  
potter's field - a cemetery for unknown or indigent people
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"

burial ground

noun graveyard, cemetery, churchyard, necropolis, golgotha (rare), God's acre an ancient burial ground
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burial ground

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Only three months before he was brought here, it struck him that it was a very bad arrangement to have the churchyard round the church; so, in order to carry out the law, which prescribes that burial grounds should be removed a stated distance from human dwellings, he himself gave this piece of land to the commune.
And so the field became the first burial ground in Boston.
This, it appeared, was the Indian burial ground, and had been used for generations.
Jago in the Cape de Verd Islands, I remember having seen in a ravine a retired corner covered with bones of the goat; we at the time exclaimed that it was the burial ground of all the goats in the island.
We have also sought to address some key issues such as the safety and maintenance of burial grounds.
SIDON, Lebanon: A Roman wall and two burial grounds are among the latest archaeological treasures unearthed in the southern city of Sidon, which every now and then reveals another glimpse of its rich and ancient history.
IT'S hard to believe but Huddersfield's natural burial ground has been established for 10 years.
BOYLSTON -- Genealogist and historian Bruce Filgate will lead a presentation and tour of the Old Burial Ground on Saturday, Oct.
Sweida, SANA -- The national expedition working at the site of Tal Dubat Breikieh in Sweida Province has unearthed a burial ground dating back to the Middle Bronze Age circa 2000-2500 B.
A Department for Transport spokesman said: "roughout the development of HS2, burial grounds have been avoided as far as practicable.
But a spokesman for the Department of Transport said: "roughout the development of HS2, burial grounds have been avoided as far as practicable.
And next week's Malvern Spring Gardening Show won't be without its unusual touches either, as one of the show plots will be recreating a natural burial ground garden.