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graveyard shift

A work shift that occurs late at night. I'm a morning person, so I could never work the graveyard shift like you do.
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graveyard

A place where broken-down, old, unusable objects are kept. Likened to an actual graveyard (a cemetery). I like checking out all the cool old steam engines at the train graveyard.

graveyard shift

n. the night shift of work in a factory, usually starting at about midnight. (see also swing shift.) The pay is pretty good on the graveyard shift.
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He added that according to modalities and procedures framed under ICT (Zoning) Regulation 1992 for the development of private housing schemes, it was mandatory for housing societies to reserve at least two per cent of their land for graveyards.
The District Administration, TMA Pakpattan, TMO Pakpattan have failed to check the illegal encroachments, in graveyards, in bazaars and roads.
Cleaning and tree plantation will be done at all graveyards and full and proper monitoring along with checking of record of graveyards will be ensured,' he said while reviewing arrangements for betterment of KMC graveyards and issuing necessary directives in this regard.
81 acres near Racecourse Ground for a graveyard as the existing ones are running out of space.
He was talking to media representatives here at his office whereas director graveyards Iqbal Pervez, Chairman Finance Committee Nadeem Hidayat, Director Media Ali Hassan Sajid and other officers were also present.
Summary: New Delhi [India], October 25 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chief Wasim Rizvi on Thursday said that if the Humayun's Tomb was converted into a graveyard, then Muslims wouldn't require another for next 100 years.
According to a survey there are seven graveyards in the capital city out of which three for Muslims, two for Christians and one for Ahmedis.
Weeds, grass and plants grew wildly out of control after a team of volunteer gardeners fell behind with their graveyard chores.
Muslim graveyards in Delhi begins at Rs 5,000 and can go up to Rs 15,000, depending upon availability.
Graveyards in Saddad, Karranah, Sehla, Abu Saiba and Buri have been affected.
The guidebook includes unified models for the fences, main entrances and the elements composing the Muslim graveyards and those of other religions.
Iraqi Human Rights Ministry announced discovering 400 collective graveyards since the downfall of the previous regime in 2003.
The report also states there are numerous examples of dwellings backing on to graveyards throughout Kirklees and says a graveyard is considered to be an open land use, meaning that there would be no buildings or structures constructed on the site (save for gravestones) that would have any detrimental impact upon the visual amenities of the residents.
Summary: MAKKAH: The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has urged municipal authorities in Makkah to take urgent steps to protect the sanctity of some graveyards that it says are being slowly ruined in the holy city, Al-Madinah newspaper reported on Thursday.
While some of the larger local authorities run graveyards with full-time caretakers and even a caretaker's hut, Tulla has no such facility.