Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of grave.
  • n. The sediment of melted tallow; greaves.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Because of his prognosis, she felt too uncomfortable with the subject of burial to say the word graves.

    Rainwater

  • But respect for graves is not just a Muslim value.

    Kamran Pasha: Digging Up Muslim Graves

  • The ministry's ruling follows a decision in 2007 to transfer authority for exhumation of human remains from ancient graves from the Home Office to the Ministry of Justice.

    Burial law is threatening archaeological research, say experts

  • No. The Neanderthal man used tools, buried the dead in graves, took care of the elderly and blind by most indications.

    Why We Finally Stop Hunting

  • It runs into obvious difficulties with gender assumptions especially since similar physical assemblages in Anglo-Saxon graves have now often proved to be deposited with a skeleton of the 'wrong' sex.

    Pictish female names

  • The landscape of divided fields and churches on low-lying hills is the battlefield of low-lying graves from the Hundred Years War (1337-1453), and the backdrop for much of early Flemish painting.

    GreenCine Daily: Rendez-Vous. 4.

  • So much so that by the end, it becomes overwhelming to realize that millions of men in graves long since forgotten occupy these margins and will never have a biographer or a novelist tell their stories.

    July 2006

  • I have been witness to the daily practice of directed shots, one case where a group of wire photogs were choreographing the unearthing of bodies, directing emergency workers here and there, asking them to position bodies just so, even remove bodies that have already been put in graves so that they can photograph them in peoples arms.

    Planted?

  • I have been witness to the daily practice of directed shots, one case where a group of wire photographers were choreographing the unearthing of bodies, directing emergency workers here and there, asking them to position bodies just so, even remove bodies that have already been put in graves so that they can photograph them in peoples 'arms.

    Appendix 2 - The "reburying" controversy

  • During his 1912 Yale University-National Geographic expedition to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru, George Eaton discovered that a number of different mammal species had been placed, in graves, alongside human bodies (Eaton 1916).

    Archive 2006-03-01

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