funeral pyre


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Noun1.funeral pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral ritefuneral pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
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This could only be determined at the moment and the place themselves; but it was certain that the abduction must be made that night, and not when, at break of day, the victim was led to her funeral pyre.
The sight was awe-inspiring in the extreme as one contemplated this mighty floating funeral pyre, drifting unguided and unmanned through the lonely wastes of the Martian heavens; a derelict of death and destruction, typifying the life story of these strange and ferocious creatures into whose unfriendly hands fate had carried it.
If you dare send an arrow at Menelaus you will win honour and thanks from all the Trojans, and especially from prince Alexandrus--he would be the first to requite you very handsomely if he could see Menelaus mount his funeral pyre, slain by an arrow from your hand.
They cry aloud for the Princess of Helium and swear to leave Manator a blazing funeral pyre consuming the bodies of all our people.
The funeral pyre of Brighton is still blazing, and there is a very distant patch of scarlet in the western sky, which may mean trouble at Arundel or Chichester, possibly even at Portsmouth.
The maneuver did not succeed as well as she expected, however, for though just in the act of setting fire to a funeral pyre, the Professor dropped his torch, metaphorically speaking, and made a dive after the little blue ball.
I trust that the labour and hazard of an investigation - of which the smallest results have been slowly pieced together, in the pressure of arduous avocations, under grinding penurious apprehensions, at rise of morn, at dewy eve, in the shadows of night, under the watchful eye of one whom it were superfluous to call Demon - combined with the struggle of parental Poverty to turn it, when completed, to the right account, may be as the sprinkling of a few drops of sweet water on my funeral pyre.
He led a legal battle some years ago, and in February 2010 the Court of Appeal ruled that a funeral pyre could lawfully be organised as long as it was in a building away from the public's gaze, either a roof supported by pillars or a walled structure with no roof so that sunlight could shine on the body.
In February 2010, the court ruled that a funeral pyre could lawfully be organised as long as it was in a building away from the public's gaze, either a roof supported by pillars or a walled structure with no roof so that sunlight could shine on the body.
Her husband got his head tonsured, put on white clothes and started observing cremation rituals before he lit the funeral pyre.
The Ganges With Sue Perkins BBC1, 9pm FACTUAL The comedian and presenter is in the holy city of Varanasi, where she fishes in the river, tries handloom weaving and visits a prestigious funeral pyre.
com/news/general/1112833) granted  his sister Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn authority over the late king's funeral pyre.