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.
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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, ..."