from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a structure of combustible material, upon which a dead body is placed to be reduced to ashes, as part of a funeral rite; a pyre.


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  • A funeral pile was erected here for the burning of the body There was to be a funeral discourse pronounced, and Marc Antony had been designated to perform this duty.

    History of Julius Caesar


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