Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as burying-ground.

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Examples

  • Brewer (1830) mentioned a visit in 1827 to a "Jewish burying-place near Coos-Conjux on the Asiatic side of Istanbul" that was undoubtedly the same cemetery in Kuzguncuk, while according to Rozen (2002), the oldest Jewish tombstone in Kuzguncuk is from the 16th century.

    An afternoon in an old Jewish cemetery in Istanbul

  • Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Then his brethren and all the house of his father came down, and took him, and brought him up, and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the burying-place of Manoah his father.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • And he communed with them, saying, If it be your mind that I should bury my dead out of my sight; hear me, and intreat for me to Ephron the son of Zohar, that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a burying-place amongst you.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the sons of Heth. —

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Although not improbably conjectured, that the double sepulture, or burying-place of Abraham, had in it such intention.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • It was but a few days after the poor mother had gone to her lonely burying-place; and was laid, unwept and disregarded, in a vault full of strangers.

    Vanity Fair

  • The ground within the walls of the cathedral is employed as a burying-place.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • This burying-place, or garden, was full of public and private family towers.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • We stayed at Bombay some little time, and among other things we visited the Towers of Silence, or Parsee charnel-house, the burying-place of the “Fire Worshippers,” which are situated on a hill-summit outside Bombay.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

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