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gravedigger in Death topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgravediggergrave‧dig‧ger /ˈɡreɪvˌdɪɡə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BOMXsomeone whose job is to dig graves
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gravediggerAlso patron of amputees, basketweavers, gravediggers, and hermits; he is invoked against eczema.Hard-pressed gravediggers are burying as many as 100 people a day.The width had been correctly judged on this occasion; but the gravediggers had skimped on the length.They had heard ominous sounds of the gravedigger just after half-time when they led 9-3.Women, it was traditionally said, were the gravediggers of dynasties.The gravedigger was hurling earth into the pit.Some cats outlasted him and I became their gravedigger - a new role thrust on me.