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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs.

Usage examples (36)
  • In process of time the word tumulus was in great measure looked upon as a tomb; and tumulo signified to bury.
  • Not far from his house is an astonishing modern "tumulus," or mound of hewn and squared stones.
  • The tumulus of Tomb 17 glows in the morning light.
  • On the N. margin are a tumulus and an ancient camp. for more
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