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  • Any time a photo, such as the one of a dying Michael Jackson, makes the rounds, or when autopsy photos of Marilyn Monroe and JFK are stolen, or when police photos from the Ted Bundy files show up on eBay, or every time somebody tries to steal Elvis, the lecture is always the same: Stop gravedigging.

    Death Becomes Them

  • The way some folks is scared of water, and so they go to sea; and some folks is scared of death, and so they take up gravedigging; and some folks is scared of God, and so they set to preaching.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Holestone Moor near Matlock has been mentioned in census and gravedigging records since 1851.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The ground would have been too hard and frozen to permit gravedigging at the time they'd died.

    Renegade's Magic

  • (Thus when mourners talk at such times of "holding a spade," you can be sure they're not volunteering for the gravedigging brigade.)

    The Yin and Yang of Gambling

  • I wasn't actually sure if it was too morbid to ask the houseful of children to do some gravedigging for me, but ... what the Hell ... they had spent the entire morning petting a dead dog, I figured it couldn't get any worse.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: Grave Digging 101

  • Plus, found John Zorn's new album Rituals which from advance comment is a fascinating soundscape, involving woodwinds, strings, and horns as well as wind machines, bull roarers, the sound of gravedigging, and "a live owl".

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  • The practice of untouchability, rooted in India's centuries-old caste system, stigmatises the 260-million Dalits as "impure", denying them entry to places of religious worship, participation in religious festivals, and assigning them menial work including cleaning toilets and gravedigging.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Suddenly, I realized that the noise I had mistaken for gravedigging was in reality the muffled thud of some unknown caller, pounding on the front door of my residence.

    Nevermore

  • As the shovels appear for gravedigging, Jeslek waves his hand, and the image vanishes from the mirror.

    The Magic Engineer

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