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  • n. Plural form of tombstone.


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  • James Harkey, a member of the first San Saba team to play at Rogan Field in 1935, helped move tombstones from the cemetery during its conversion to a football stadium.

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  • For the past five years, a group of volunteers with relatives buried in Round Hill Cemetery along Industrial Way have made sure the grass surrounding its chalky tombstones is clipped and neat.

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  • I replied that I was not that interested in tombstones and cemeteries altogether.

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  • For instance, in "Billy's Tombstones," the football player who is in love with the girl, whom he has followed half around the world, is shown first as losing his "tombstones" -- his false teeth, made necessary by the loss of his real ones in a famous college game; then he is shown in his wild efforts to pronounce his sweetheart's name without the dental help.

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  • The illegible one says "graveyard" - just in case their so-called tombstones didn't get the point across.

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  • They are the repositories of the rich history of San Diego, the only places where the dead can still speak to the living - not as ghosts, but as legacies carved in tombstones.

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  • The only people who are gonna have RIP carved on their tombstones are the nutcases who decided to yank this incredible show off the air right on the heels of its most powerful season so far, once another network picks it up and gives it a REAL family -- the kind you're not embarrassed to introduce other people to.

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  • With the homes torn down and chimneys broken, the tombstones were the only remaining thing Granny had. - News

  • "Frank O'Hara No. 2," showing O'Hara smiling through teeth that the painter later compared to "tombstones," is one of Neel's masterpieces, and one of the great works of American figurative painting.

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  • A tour of ancient Nubia where clusters of steep, topless "tombstones" punctuate a remote desert landscape

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