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  • n. A flat area near the top of a river ghat where Hindus burn their dead; a funeral pyre.

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Examples

  • It is the peace that one can see and feel in burning-ghat.

    Who is Bush in Bengal ?

  • But that is thy child on thy shoulder — given over to the burning-ghat not two days ago.

    Kim

  • It had proclaimed itself above the Vedic hymns of the twice-born Brahmins, standing knee-deep in the sacred river; it had dogged his footsteps among the ash-smeared fakirs, and jewel-hung cows; it had even haunted the burning-ghat where he had stood and watched human bodies burning on their pyres.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill

  • I have done thee a wrong in keeping thee from the burning-ghat, do thou and the crows settle together. '

    Soldiers Three

  • It shall be pulled down, and the Municipality shall make a road across, as they desire, from the burning-ghat to the city wall, so that no man may say where this house stood. '

    Life's Handicap

  • A woman's corpse going down to the burning-ghat, and a bystander says,

    Life's Handicap

  • But that is thy child on thy shoulder -- given over to the burning-ghat not two days ago.

    Kim

  • Social distinctions are as marked at the Benares burning-ghat as in the modern American cemetery.

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan

  • From ten to fifteen corpses are disposed of at the burning-ghat daily, and several cremations are usually simultaneously in process.

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan

  • But to return to where I was before; I was about to speak of the burning-ghat.

    Following the Equator, Part 6

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