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  • n. Plural form of burier.

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Examples

  • I had done before, for then there would have been nothing to have been seen but the loose earth; for all the bodies that were thrown in were immediately covered with earth by those they called the buriers, which at other times were called bearers; but I resolved to go in the night and see some of them thrown in.

    A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London

  • The mark of it also was many years to be seen in the churchyard on the surface, lying in length parallel with the passage which goes by the west wall of the churchyard out of Houndsditch, and turns east again into Whitechappel, coming out near the Three Nuns 'Inn. It was about the 10th of September that my curiosity led, or rather drove, me to go and see this pit again, when there had been near 400 people buried in it; and I was not content to see it in the day-time, as I had done before, for then there would have been nothing to have been seen but the loose earth; for all the bodies that were thrown in were immediately covered with earth by those they called the buriers, which at other times were called bearers; but I resolved to go in the night and see some of them thrown in.

    A Journal Of The Plague Year

  • It was about September 10th that my curiosity led or rather drove me to go and see this pit again, when there had been about four hundred people buried in it; and I was not content to see it in the daytime, as I had done before, for then there would have been nothing to see but the loose earth; for all the bodies that were thrown in were immediately covered with earth by those they called the buriers, but I resolved to go in the night and see some of the bodies thrown in.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • So many old treasures were buried in the fifteen-thirties to keep them safe, and the buriers died or were killed without telling where the treasures were hidden, and all over England farmers still to this day find gold deep in their fields, but not this Cup.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • About a month ago, I wrote a brief post on wiki-scanner and Digg buriers called Wiki Washers and Grave Diggers (catchy, eh?).

    Dusk Before the Dawn » 2007 » September

  • And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • A poor pilgrim has lately started on his last journey, and his corpse, unattended by friends or mourners, is carried upon the shoulders of hired buriers into the cemetery.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • So the buriers, and those that were appointed for that purpose, did as they were commanded: they buried the Doubters, and all the skulls and bones, and pieces of bones of Doubters, wherever they found them; and so they cleansed the plains.

    The Holy War

  • And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Ha'mon–gog.

    Ezekiel 39.

  • And they shall go about passing through the land: and when they shall see the bone of a man, they shall set up sign by it, till the buriers bury it in the valley, of the multitude of Gog.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 31: Ezechiel The Challoner Revision

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