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  • n. Plural form of columbarium.


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  • The remains of the dead are sent to be cremated and placed in multistory depositories, called columbaria, that look very much like the government apartment blocks where many of them had lived before their interludes underground.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The grounds are primarily for the use of the proprietors, columbaria niche owners, mausoleum crypt owners and the families and friends of the deceased.

    "...stains on the carpet and stains on the scenery..."

  • Residing here for a couple of years but rarely mentioned is Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’.

    May Bloom Day 2009 « Fairegarden

  • A not-so-little forest of columbaria bobbing about in the future ice-free waters of an auroral Arctic.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • They are unable to compensate them, but they did offer them spaces in the linguta, repositories where the ashes of the dead are kept columbaria, I think they are called.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • A “religious assembly” use is defined as “an establishment for religious worship and other religious ceremonies, including religious education, rectories and parsonages, offices, social services, columbaria, and community programs Section 1401-01-R7.”

    CityLink FINALLY Speaks

  • Close to the cedar, above catacombs and columbaria, tall, ugly, and individual, it looked like an apex of the competitive system.

    To Let

  • Archaeologists under the direction of Paola Miniero of the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli have excavated two first-fourth-century A.D. columbaria (underground chambers with burial urns in niches), containing the remains of about seventy Roman sailors, as well as inscriptions that tell us about their lives.

    Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of Vinum

  • As the excavations at Monte di Procida wind down this summer, officials are planning to dig a tunnel beneath the street to open the columbaria to the general public.

    Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of Vinum

  • Between the rows of these equal discs, holes, like those for the urns in columbaria, were hollowed out.



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  • "Dovecots, or columbaria, were widespread, providing a rich source of winter meat..."

    --Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cooking (NY: Bloomsbury, 2007), 20

    January 6, 2017

  • Plural of columbarium.

    January 11, 2009