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burial

see carcass disposal.
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By these words of his the travellers were able to satisfy themselves of Don Quixote's being out of his senses and of the form of madness that overmastered him, at which they felt the same astonishment that all felt on first becoming acquainted with it; and Vivaldo, who was a person of great shrewdness and of a lively temperament, in order to beguile the short journey which they said was required to reach the mountain, the scene of the burial, sought to give him an opportunity of going on with his absurdities.
at which time Helena came and built a church upon Calvary to commemorate the death and burial of the Lord and preserve the sacred place in the memories of men; since that time there has always been a church there.
And so the white-haired old man repeated the burial service over this strange grave, while his four companions stood with bowed and uncovered heads about him.
Remembering what your brother and I once were to each other in the bygone time, I can understand the apparition making itself visible to me, to claim the mercy of Christian burial, and the vengeance due to a crime.
I told him that, unhappily for the burial service, I was not a preacher, when he sharply demanded:
I had always conceived a burial at sea to be a very solemn and awe- inspiring event, but I was quickly disillusioned, by this burial at any rate.
Mercedes lifted the lid of the chest and gazed fondly at her burial pretties.
Give me your word of honour that you will allow no monument of any sort-- not even the commonest tombstone--to mark the place of my burial.
On learning that no other Catholic cemetery in the country offered green burials, Fr.
The burials of soldiers on college campuses has been controversial.
Traditionally cremations have been viewed as 'greener' than burials as they do not require any land space; however recently people are starting to look at cremations and question how environmentally friendly they really are.
Dear Earth Talk: I've heard that increasing eco-awareness around the world has now extended itself to the afterlife, whereby burials can even be "green.