The tomb itself remains an important symbol in military lore.
For tomb Guards, it means a jarring break from the 'normal' routine of 21 steps, heel clicks, and guard changes.
Buried halfway underground, the work has a duality of life and death—is it growing or is it a tomb?
Despite denials that De Pedis was buried alone, opening the tomb would be the only way to put the theories to rest.
Round in shape and vast in size, the building beneath the hill has been called a tomb for lack of a better label.
In the radiant morning he walked away from her and home; into the mine, his tomb.
Yet censure is not heard beneath the tomb, any more than praise.
Which might be a glorious sort of tomb, but it did not appeal to me.
He was about to speak again, had not tomb silenced him with a gesture.
It was a mild, peaceful Sabbath day when they bore her to the tomb.
late 13c., from Anglo-French tumbe, Old French tombe (12c.), from Late Latin tumba (cf. Italian tomba, French tombe, Spanish tumba), from Greek tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb," from PIE root *teu- "to swell" (see thigh). The final -b began to be silent 14c. (cf. lamb, dumb). The Tombs, slang for "New York City prison" is recorded from 1840.