lichgate


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Noun1.lichgate - a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funeralslichgate - a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
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lichgate

, lychgate
nüberdachter Kirchhofseingang
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And the field mouse runs By the tall hedgerow Through the springing greening corn Where the snowdrops fell From the lichgate in the sky To the green fields down below To the daffodils and bluebells Where the wild white roses grow In the tall hedgerow.