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potter's field

A place where the indigent or the unknown are buried. A reference to the Bible, "So they conferred together and bought the potter's field with it as a burial place for foreigners" (Matthew 27:7). Primarily heard in US. The work was so grueling that a great number of immigrant laborers who built the railroads across this country ended up in some potter's field or another before the job was complete.
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potter's field may be observed at City Cemetery on New York City's Hart Island, which was opened in 1869 and brings the efficiency and scale of the Industrial Revolution to the medieval pauper's grave.
L'examen des 24 124 deces consignes dans les registres des cimetieres Potter's Field et Necropolis de 1850 a 1899 montre que le taux de mortalite n'etait pas moins eleve a Toronto que dans les autres villes due XIX siecle.
18, I had not considered that other mothers might have stood with Mary on Golgotha, or in the potter's field, grieving their shattered children on the day Jesus died.
As he lay on his deathbed Charity expressed his fear of potter's field.
Folks say she made a fortune running a whorehouse in New Orleans, but others say she's buried in potter's field somewhere out west, her grave unmarked, though you can find it in the dark by the scent of jasmine and mint, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
Following the success of her first novel, Cornwell has written a string of bestsellers featuring Kay Scarpetta, her detective sidekick Marino, and her volatile niece, Lucy: Body of Evidence (1991), All That Remains (1992), Cruel and Unusual (1993), The Body Farm (1994), From Potter's Field (1995), Cause of Death (1996), Unnatural Exposure (1997), Point of Origin (1998), Black Notice (1999), The Last Precinct (2000), Blow Fly (2003), Trace (2004), and Predator (2005).
The previous evening I'd withstood the freezing temperatures to play host at a concert in Potter's Field Park to celebrate the launch of China In London season.
During the service at the cemetery, where each grave is marked with a brick reading "John Doe" or "Jane Doe," participants laid a cross and a flower at each grave site while the priests read from the account of the potter's field in Matthew's gospel and Psalm 22, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
It progressed to a potter's field, a military arsenal and parade ground, a reformatory, and after the House of Refuge for the Society for the Protection of Juvenile Delinquents burned down in 1839, the city gradually turned it into a park, which was opened to the public in 1847 and was named for President James Madison, who lived in New York for a short time on Cherry Street.
My pantry had become a potter's field where no unnamed thing was turned away.
Patricia Cornwell Titles Kay Scarpetta Novels Hardcover Paperback POSTMORTEM 1990 1991 BODY OF EVIDENCE 1991 1992 ALL THAT REMAINS 1992 1993 CRUEL AND UNUSUAL 1993 1994 BODY FARM 1994 1995 FROM POTTER'S FIELD 1995 1996 CAUSE OF DEATH 1996 1997 UNNATURAL EXPOSURE 1997 1998 POINT OF ORIGIN 1998 1999 BLACK NOTICE 1999 2000 THE LAST PRECINCT 2000 2001 Andy Brazil Novels Hardcover Paperback HORNET'S NEST 1997 1998 SOUTHERN CROSS 1999 2000 ISLE OF DOGS 2001 2002 Cookbooks Hardcover Paperback SCARPETTA'S WINTER TABLE 1998 -- FOOD TO DIE FOR 2001 -- Non-Fiction Hardcover Paperback A TIME FOR REMEMBERING *(Reissued in 1997 as RUTH, A PORTRAIT: The Ruth Bell Graham Story) 1983 -- Children's Hardcover Paperback LIFE'S LITTLE FABLE 1999 -- MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.
Perhaps a designation of the ``John Elway Stadium'' might work with Potter's Field, or that might be too Capraesque.
international bestseller From Potter's Field, it was announced
Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field.
Potter's Field by Chris Dolan There's been a murder.