Origin of charnel house
Examples from the Web for charnel house
The earthy moisture of the soil and undergrowth was as the odour of a charnel-house.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
Neither must you ever show bones or guts, or any other charnel-house stuff.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Ruskin
Then a tomb-maker whose talk is of the charnel-house, and who taunts her with her mortality.
"My writing-chamber maun be like a charnel-house, then," said Lewie.
I was in the pit, the abyss, the human cesspool, the shambles and the charnel-house of our civilization.Revolution and Other Essays|Jack London