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burial ground

noun
1.
a tract of land for burial of the dead; a cemetery, often a small or primitive one.
Origin of burial ground
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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  • My seeing you first was chance; my presence in the burial ground the result of that chance.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • The Paraiyan in charge of the burial ground carries a fire-brand.

  • But it was again used as a burial ground for victims of the Revolution of 1830.

    Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
  • Today it is the burial ground of renowned writers and artists.

    Little Tony of Italy Madeline Brandeis
  • Evidences of an Indian burial ground are found on a hill to the N.

    North Dakota Various
  • This remained up to 1802, when the burial ground in Cowgate was formed.

    Notes on Old Peterborough Andrew Percival
  • There have been but few interments in this burial ground for many years.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • Their cries ceased at the entrance of the burial ground, but then they quarrelled—and for this.

    Thalaba the Destroyer Robert Southey
British Dictionary definitions for burial ground

burial ground

noun
1.
a graveyard or cemetery
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