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burial ground

a tract of land for burial of the dead; a cemetery, often a small or primitive one.
Origin of burial ground
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

a graveyard or cemetery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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