Definition of Funeral pyre
1. Noun. Wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite.
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Literary usage of Funeral pyre
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1. ... The Native Races: Of the Pacific States by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"... FACULTY—STANDARD REMEDIES—SURGERY—SUPERSTITIOUS CEREMONIES IN HEALING—FUNERAL RITES OF AZTECS—CREMATION—ROYAL OBSEQUIES—EMBALMING—THE funeral pyre—HUMAN ..."
2. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"... forms the background of the place, and in the glow of sunset towers above the darkened village like the funeral pyre of some old Scandinavian demigod. ..."
3. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
""It is my purpose now to consummate "The sacrifice ordained, ending my woe, " And touch with flume the Trojan's funeral pyre." The aged crone to do her ..."
4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"Had Sanchi been one of the eight cities which obtained relics of Buddha at the funeral pyre, the case might have been different; but it has been dug into, ..."