English version

charnel house

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
charnel housechar‧nel house /ˈtʃɑːnl haʊs $ ˈtʃɑːr-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 literaryMX a place where the bodies and bones of dead people are stored
Examples from the Corpus
charnel houseOut of the gloom emerge the later paintings, charnel house visions of desolation.In the charnel house the hospital had become, Minnie died too.Athelstan caught a glimpse of the two lepers, shrouded in their hoods near the charnel house.
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