Charnel

Definition of Charnel

Char´nel
a.1.Containing the bodies of the dead.
Charnel house
a tomb, vault, cemetery, or other place where the bones of the dead are deposited; originally, a place for the bones thrown up when digging new graves in old burial grounds.
n.1.A charnel house; a grave; a cemetery.
In their proud charnel of Thermopylæ.
- Byron.

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ghastly, offensive, sepulchral
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