sepulchre

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sepulchre ‎(plural sepulchres)

  1. A burial chamber.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 8
      Nor was it the human form alone which we had placed in this eternal sepulchre, whose obseques we now celebrated.

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sepulchre ‎(third-person singular simple present sepulchres, present participle sepulchring, simple past and past participle sepulchred)

  1. (transitive) To place in a sepulchre.
    • Milton
      And so sepulchred in such pomp dost lie / That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.

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