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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aisle, in a church or other religious building, under which bodies are buried.


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  • Did he ever, in rapture and tears, clasp a friend's bosom to his; looks he also wistfully into the long burial-aisle of the Past, where only winds, and their low harsh moan, give inarticulate answer?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • But he guessed their purpose, and prayed them, on his death-bed, to do no honours to the body of one as sinful as themselves; but to send his body and his heart to be buried in Avenel burial-aisle, in the monastery of Saint Mary’s, that the last Abbot of that celebrated house of devotion might sleep among its ruins.

    The Abbot


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