Origin of tombstone
Examples from the Web for tombstone
“What I would really like to put on my tombstone is that I was part of my time,” he says.The Stacks: The Eyes of Winter: Paul Newman at 70
October 11, 2014
“The NTC pretends to govern, but it doesn't have any real power in the interior,” Tombstone tells him.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs
September 15, 2014
The problem gets occasional publicity when a rock star steps in and buys a tombstone for a blues great.Blues Musicians in Unmarked Graves Are Finally Getting Some Respect
January 12, 2014
Or you could have a tombstone that reads “Here does not lie Ann Patchett.”Ann Patchett: How I Write
October 30, 2013
At a recent press conference, Tzipi Livni nailed a quote rich enough to perhaps one day be emblazoned on her tombstone.Introducing Tzipi Livni to the Occupation
October 1, 2013
Her blessing was better than a holy verse upon the tombstone.The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
The lantern, set on a tombstone beside them, blinked in a snowy gust.Quaint Courtships
They rose from the tombstone, and were soon hidden in the shadow of a pile of planks.
For a long time the tombstone particularly engaged their attention.
"You'll see, this tombstone will bring us misfortune," she added.
- another word for gravestone
- a town in the US, in Arizona: scene of the gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881. Pop: 1547 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for tombstone
1560s, originally the flat stone atop a grave (or the lid of a stone coffin); from tomb + stone (n.). Meaning "gravestone, headstone" is attested from 1711. The city in Arizona, U.S., said to have been named by prospector Ed Schieffelin, who found silver there in 1877 after being told all he would find there was his tombstone.