from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A memorial stone set at the head of a grave.
- n. Architecture See keystone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gravestone, a grave marker: a monument traditionally made of stone placed at the head of a grave.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief or corner stone.
- n. The stone at the head of a grave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principal stone in a foundation; the chief stone, as the corner-stone of a building, or the keystone of an arch. See cut under arch.
- n. A stone, usually inscribed, set at the head of a grave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stone that is used to mark a grave
- n. the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
"I don't know what [my headstone] is going to [say], but it will have enough information for people to know who I am."
It's not just the dogs: The whole place has an air of lunacy, beginning with the fact that some time ago its superintendent was convicted of stealing $175,000 in headstone fees for the purpose of, among other things, purchasing racehorses.
Think about it: a cemetery — I mean a really old cemetery, not these new “memorial parks” where every headstone is flat to the ground and they all look the same — is really a museum without walls.
Perhaps until their wedding anniversary (November 21), or until her headstone is carved.
The headstone is then altered to include the new arrival.
Once the headstone is complete, the winner will receive four tickets to the park on October 21 for their "burial."
Judge; the man mistakenly buried under Judge's headstone is most likely
Casey’s headstone is in the works, he said, and is being built by a local monument company.
Jewish tradition prescribes that you wait several months before holding a ceremony to "unveil" the headstone, which is then placed upon the grave.
Not strange for those times, but here's the weird part...next to her headstone is another monument.
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