from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not buried; not interred.
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The Romans indeed had a good reason for this anxiety, for they believed, in common with the Greeks, that if the body remained unentombed, the soul wandered for a hundred years on the hither side of the Styx, alone and desponding, unable to gain admission to its final resting-place, whether among the happy or the miserable.
As long as it was possible, Della kept the body unentombed.