So they laid her on a bier, and all seven of them sat down beside it and wept and wept for three whole days.
Some form of splint and a bier's bandage are valuable adjuncts.
They placed the bier on their shoulders, and the procession followed them.
The crypt of the castle, where Fiora lies upon her bier with white flowers all about her, and tapers at her head and feet.
Labarre said, in a low voice, "The men will come up with a bier."
Some of the younger mourners used also to cut off their hair and throw it under the bier with the other offerings.
The bier was decorated with garlands and flowers, as it was transported to the ship.
When they laid her back in her bier the ladies wrapped her again in a cloth of Syrian stuff, leaving her face uncovered.
“Two shillings for the job,” says the corpse, sitting up on his bier.
The sculptor was standing at the foot of the bier, and had not yet seen the monk's features.
Old English bær (West Saxon), ber (Anglian) "handbarrow, litter, bed," from West Germanic *bero (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German bara, Old Frisian bere, Middle Dutch bare, Dutch baar, German Bahre "bier"), from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry; to bear children," and thus related to the Old English verb beran "to bear" (see bear (v.)), making a bier etymologically anything used for carrying, only later limited to funerary sense. Since c.1600, spelling influenced by French bière, from Old French biere, from Frankish *bera, from the same Germanic root.
the frame on which dead bodies were conveyed to the grave (Luke 7:14).