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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A stand that holds a corpse or coffin.

Usage examples (34)
  • There was a new made grave, and by its side the bier was rested. . .
  • We followed the bier to the graveyard
  • 'Friend,' whispered he, 'for charity conduct us to some safe place where we may withdraw this bier from the sacrilegious eye of curiosity.'
  • The form on the bier was a little fuzzy, as though surrounded by heat shimmer. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You wouldn't want to confuse a "beer" (alcoholic drink) with a "bier" (coffin and its stand).
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