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  • n. Plural form of hearse.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hearse.


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  • In their slang all with whom they came into contact were either "hearses" or "live Mollies."

    The Gray Dawn

  • It became common for flowers to be thrown on to hearses and for the corteges to be applauded as they passed.

    Wootton Bassett marks end of repatriation days

  • In Durban yesterday, there was a cavalcade of hearses and coffins symbolizing the death of democracy, he said.

    South Africans Organizing Against Government Secrecy Bill

  • On April 6, 30,000 New Yorkers marched--and hundreds of thousands more lined the march's route--behind empty hearses to memorialize the fire's victims.

    Peter Dreier: The Fire Last Time

  • Fabrizio Costantini for The Wall Street Journal Religious leaders and funeral-home directors led a motorcade of empty hearses through crime-ridden Detroit neighborhoods last month to protest a surge in homicides.

    Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities

  • A motorcade of more than 20 empty hearses coursed through hard-hit neighborhoods.

    Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities

  • And Sheila Jackson Lee can probably devote the money spent chasing the hearses so that she can speak at the service in more useful ways to further her poor district!

    Pelosi: House won't take up Michael Jackson resolution

  • Just a year before, I had gazed upon the drawings made by children at the camp, images of flowers and of loaves of bread carried on hearses, displayed in simple frames on a wall of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • One by one the hearses pulled up to the arched wrought-iron gateway of Charity Hospital Cemetery and dispatched their cargo.

    The Lampshade

  • On upper Canal Street, lined up as far as the eye could see, sat long, black hearses, idling in the early morning sun, air conditioners humming.

    The Lampshade


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