charnel house


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charnel house

n.
1. A building, room, or vault in which the bones or bodies of the dead are placed; a charnel.
2. A scene or place of great physical suffering and loss of life: The bombing turned the barracks into a charnel house.

charnel house

n
(esp formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited

char′nel house`


n.
a house or place in which the bodies or bones of the dead are deposited.
[1550–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charnel house - a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
burial vault, vault - a burial chamber (usually underground)
Translations

charnel house

n (old)Leichenhalle f; (for bones) → Beinhaus nt
References in classic literature ?
And yet, believing this with absolute conviction, they somehow lacked the nerve to rush the frail wraith of a man with the white skin and escape from the charnel house by the whale-boats.
For the odors of these ghastly charnel houses there may be words in Lithuanian, but there are none in English.
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These disarticulated human remains are known as charnel (hence charnel house) and the most recognisable elements are skulls.
Within 30 seconds the stairway was converted from a corridor to a charnel house. Horrifyingly, dead and alive were pressed together in such a tangled mess that it took three hours until the last casualty was pulled out.
During the European migrant crisis, the sea has reemerged as a terrible barrier between the Global North and South, whether in the form of the Mediterranean charnel house or the heavily guarded tunnel under the English Channel.
In one charnel house, they cut a hole in the second floor and then led scores of blindfolded civilians upstairs, made them kneel by the edge and decapitated them with swords.
The last 17 years have seen a variety of wars, quasiwars, and ongoing interventions with a mix of shifting rationales, from revenge for the attacks to spreading peaceful democracy in the Middle East to targeting specific bad actors to simply helping our Saudi allies as they work to reduce Yemen to a charnel house. None of these more recent efforts have worked out well on a geopolitical level.
The new facilities should also attract more visitors to the church with its intact charnel house, 13th century Doom Painting and the Priest's Rooms - the oldest rooms in Coventry.
Supporters of the plan agree to build a space in Hwarang Park near the school, a move vehemently opposed by others claiming what they call a "charnel house" would only prolong the emotional distress that has haunted them over the past four years.
(The following year, Luna capped his European studies by winning the gold medal in the same competition for 'Spoliarium,' depicting a scene from the 'charnel house' below the amphitheater of a Roman colosseum.
Steven Mullaney's The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare opens with a striking image: the charnel house of old St.