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(noun) a building or chamber in which bodies or bones are deposited

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charnel



on medieval graveyards and charnel houses

—p.84 De Mortuis (78) by George Steiner
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3 years, 10 months ago

on medieval graveyards and charnel houses

—p.84 De Mortuis (78) by George Steiner
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3 years, 10 months ago


among the abattoirs and charnel houses from which scientist Victor Frankenstein scavenges body parts

—p.116 Monsters vs. Empire (114) by Mark Bould
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1 year, 4 months ago


surely none of them would have constructed a charnel house as murderous as Stalin’s.

—p.xiii Foreword (vii) by Adam Hochschild
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9 months ago


all morbid “advertisements for myself” in the charnel house of Southern consumerism.

—p.182 On Walter Johnson (179) by Gabriel Winant
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11 months, 3 weeks ago


the internet's constantly churning charnel house of pointless provocation

—p.60 The Opinionator (48) by Jason Linkins
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3 years, 1 month ago


Fort Doom was a charnel house.

—p.298 The Masque of the Red Death (245) by Cory Doctorow
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1 year, 9 months ago


He confesses, "I collected bones from charnel houses [...]"

I feel like I see this word everywhere. Can't believe I didn't know it before

—p.44 Ice (37) by Rebecca Solnit
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3 years, 9 months ago


Only the obtusely self-deluded, confronted with the charnel house of history, could imagine otherwise.

—p.54 The problem of meaning (33) by Terry Eagleton
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3 years, 7 months ago


a grave robber, weary, exhausted, reaching down into some charnel mass

—p.164 The Fifth Wall (134) by Malinda McCollum
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10 months, 1 week ago