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lie like a tombstone

To tell an untruth. Epitaphs written on headstones often exaggerate the deceased's relationships, accomplishments, and even personal data. The dearly departed may not in fact have been “beloved by his family” or “a brave soldier” or even born in the year in which he did indeed first see the light of day. Therefore, “here lies” can have a dual meaning.
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The cold hoar frost glistened on the tombstones, and sparkled like rows of gems, among the stone carvings of the old church.
As the goblin laughed, the sexton observed, for one instant, a brilliant illumination within the windows of the church, as if the whole building were lighted up; it disappeared, the organ pealed forth a lively air, and whole troops of goblins, the very counterpart of the first one, poured into the churchyard, and began playing at leap-frog with the tombstones, never stopping for an instant to take breath, but "overing" the highest among them, one after the other, with the most marvellous dexterity.
At last the game reached to a most exciting pitch; the organ played quicker and quicker, and the goblins leaped faster and faster, coiling themselves up, rolling head over heels upon the ground, and bounding over the tombstones like footballs.
Since people did not like the requirement of selecting the tombstone shapes from the standardised, it was scrapped in 1997.
The most important of these discoveries is a tombstone that was once used to close one of the burial shafts.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, stated in a press release that the most important piece of this discovery is a tombstone that was once used to close one of the burial shafts.
AL BOUM PHOTO might upstage Tombstone in a fascinating renewal of the Grade 2 McMahons Builders Novice Chase in Limerick.
He informed that price of tombstone, which is prepared with common stone was Rs 1000 while price of Granite and precious marble ranges from Rs 10,000 and above.
Cortlandt, New York resident Fabian Vergara decorated his front lawn for Halloween using a tombstone reading "D.
They proved the most popular of London's cabs and were later introduced in New York 1976 Tombstone Sheriff Jimmy Judd seen at the OK Corral, site of the gunfight 1881 The Gunfight at the OK Corral took place outside Tombstone, Arizona Territory, between the Ike Clanton gang and the Marshal Virgil Earp, his deputised brothers Wyatt and Morgan and Doc Holliday 1965 The Beatles went to Buckingham Palace to be presented with their MBEs Receiving their MBE awards
Having this marker on my mothers grave was important to her, and it is very important to me," Jack Ruhl says in a telephone interview Wednesday about the ongoing debate he is having about the tombstone for the grave of his mother, Marguerite N.
The Pobrezje cemetery on the outskirts of Maribor, Slovenia's second largest city, recently set up a prototype of a weather-proof and vandal-proof digital tombstone that can interact with visitors.
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MIN came in for further ante-post support for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle yesterday, but neither his performances or price have scared off Ireland's champion owners Gigginstown House Stud, who will put a hood on Tombstone for next month's Deloitte Novice Hurdle on the way to a shot at the crack Willie Mullins-trained hurdler at Cheltenham.
GORDON ELLIOTT plans to give his exciting novice hurdler Tombstone another crack at Grade 1 level next month.