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shaft grave

noun, Archaeology.
a grave consisting of a deep, rectangular pit with vertical sides, roofed over with a stone slab.
Origin of shaft grave
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The poet of the age of the second expansions, then,' is at least in touch with the work of the shaft grave and ages.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang

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