Tomb

A tomb (from Greek: τύμβος - tumbos) is a repository for the remains of the dead. It is generally any structurally enclosed interment space or burial chamber, of varying sizes.

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Famous quotes containing the word tomb:

    Laid out for death, let thy last kindness be
    With leaves and moss-work for to cover me:
    And while the wood-nymphs my cold corpse inter,
    Sing thou my dirge, sweet-warbling chorister!
    For epitaph, in foliage, next write this:
    Here, here the tomb of Robin Herrick is.
    Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

    A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    Be mine the tomb that swallowed up Pharaoh and all his hosts; let me lie down with Drake, where he sleeps in the sea.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)