- n. Plural form of pyre.
“Two ashtrays, one on each end of the table, form twin pyres of your wife Muffs lipsticked butts.”
“Followers of Shiva, whose aspects include both destroyer and preserver, use ash from funeral pyres, symbolic of the naked self.”
“All colors suggest the flowermeat of us, the shy stumble mingle, the buzz of better news, the muse in me mirroring the muse in you in moonmelt dance, that hot wet rhythm which defies the tiny glowing pyres surrounding us like Rio Puerco stars.”
“So was suttee, the tradition in India of widows throwing themselves on their husbands' funeral pyres.”
“Rytlock stared at the dead ogres lying between the pyres.”
“Logan stepped away from the pyres, war hammer ready in his hand.”
““Which is a bad idea since the smell of blood is drawing predators from miles around,” she continued, “and those pyres are like beacons to bring the ogres.””
“Neither warrior could hear anything else, let alone see beyond the pyres.”
“The man and the charr hoisted the fallen and carried them to the pyres and bedded them in flame.”
“There, on the mountainside above, a canyon was lit by a pair of pyres.”
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