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  • n. Plural form of catafalque.

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Examples

  • Elysées, and some of the "catafalques" erected to the memory of the heroes of July, where the students and others, not connected personally with the victims, and not having in the least profited by their deaths, come and weep; but the grief shown on the first day is quite as absurd and fictitious as the joy exhibited on the last.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • We are present among the 1 million grieving Americans who viewed the body in its casket on its catafalques at the major stops on the railroad line.

    James Swanson's "Bloody Crimes," reviewed by John Waugh

  • Champs Elysées, and some of the “catafalques” erected to the memory of the heroes of July, where the students and others, not connected personally with the victims, and not having in the least profited by their deaths, come and weep; but the grief shown on the first day is quite as absurd and fictitious as the joy exhibited on the last.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • There were fifteen hearses, with palls varying in expensiveness; there were actually two catafalques.

    Bobok

  • As far as I could learn here, these tombs are also covered with precious stuffs, and in the shape of catafalques, like that of Ibrahim in the great mosque of Mekka.

    Travels in Arabia

  • The containers were the size of torpedoes and sat like coffins upon catafalques.

    The Battle of Betazed

  • The bodies lay at the head of the hall, atop three wooden catafalques smothered in smoke from nearby censers.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • The procession stopped in front of the White House, and the four coffins were taken by their special details and placed on four black catafalques in the East Room.

    Vince Flynn Collectors’ Edition #1

  • Three catafalques followed, the first a most imposing bier.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • These royal catafalques are costly and magnificent, being covered with plates of gold, while the silks and perfumes consumed with a single body cost thousands of dollars.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

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