Definition of Sky burial

1. Noun. A traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures.

Generic synonyms: Funeral



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sky Burial

skutes
skutterudite
skutterudites
skuttle
skuttled
skuttles
skuttling
sky-blue
sky-blue pink
sky-diving
sky-high
sky ball
sky blue
sky blues
sky burial (current term)
sky daddy
sky dive
sky diving
sky girl
sky glow
sky marshal
sky marshals
sky parlor
sky parlors
sky parlour
sky parlours
sky pilot
sky pilots
sky scooter

Literary usage of Sky burial

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1. Cutting Off the Serpent's Head: Tightening Control in Tibet, 1994-1995 by Tibet Information Network, Robert Barnett, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"When her body was prepared for traditional Tibetan sky burial, evidence of severe anemia, internal adhesions around the lungs and ribs, a ruptured liver and ..."

2. Parnassus by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1875)
"Whole legions sink, and, in an instant, lind When morn returns, beneath the clear blue sky, Burial and death: look for them, and descry, A soundless waste, ..."

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