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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cemetery  \Cem"e*ter*y\,  n.;  pl  {Cemeteries}.  [L.  cemeterium 
  Gr  ?  a  sleeping  chamber,  burial  place  fr  ?  to  put  to 
  sleep.] 
  A  place  or  ground  set  apart  for  the  burial  of  the  dead;  a 
  graveyard;  a  churchyard;  a  necropolis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cemetery 
  n  :  a  tract  of  land  used  for  burials  [syn:  {graveyard},  {burial 
  site},  {burial  ground},  {burying  ground},  {necropolis}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CEMETERY,  n.  An  isolated  suburban  spot  where  mourners  match  lies, 
  poets  write  at  a  target  and  stone-cutters  spell  for  a  wager.  The 
  inscriptions  following  will  serve  to  illustrate  the  success  attained 
  in  these  Olympian  games: 
 
  His  virtues  were  so  conspicuous  that  his  enemies,  unable  to 
  overlook  them  denied  them  and  his  friends,  to  whose  loose  lives 
  they  were  a  rebuke,  represented  them  as  vices.  They  are  here 
  commemorated  by  his  family,  who  shared  them 
 
  In  the  earth  we  here  prepare  a 
  Place  to  lay  our  little  Clara. 
  Thomas  M.  and  Mary  Frazer 
  P.S.  --  Gabriel  will  raise  her 
 
 




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