Usage examples for bier

  1. When they started away, as great a lament was made by all the men and women present as if she already lay dead upon a bier. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. And the King himself followed the bier. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  3. The old grey mother she dressed the bier: Red rose and white in the garden; With a shivering chin and never a tear: And the bird sings over the roses. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. He arranged his bier with the candles around him, and lay down to await the shower of money that should reward his devotions. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  5. These thoughts come into my mind onbid as I looked on the heavy pall of dark clouds that hung low over our heads some like the dark drapery hangin' over a bier. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  6. In spite of which I was always arrayed in long white muslin draperies and veils, with my head bound up, corpse fashion, and lying, as my aunt had stretched me, on the black bier in the vault, with all my white folds drawn like carved stone robes along my figure and round my feet, with my hands folded and my eyes shut. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  7. Reverently he knelt him down beside the bier, prayed for a little, then, looking up, touched the grey old face. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  8. At the distance of perhaps twenty yards from these came two monks bearing two large silver nails, then two others bearing a spear and a rod, and then the body of our Saviour stretched at full length upon the bier. – The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 by G. R. Gleig
  9. In the northern Districts a bier painted white is used for a man and a red one for a woman. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  10. Far from his friends, and from his native reign, He lies a prey to monsters of the main; Or savage beasts his mangled relics tear, Or screaming vultures scatter through the air: Nor could his mother funeral unguents shed; Nor wail'd his father o'er the untimely dead: Nor his sad consort, on the mournful bier, Seal'd his cold eyes, or dropp'd a tender tear! – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  11. But there came behind Adam Heyden's bier many right honest and respected folk, and a throng, reaching far away, of such as might feel the wind whistling cold through the holes in their sleeves and about their bare heads. – Margery, Volume 7. by Georg Ebers
  12. She had crept into the death chamber and sat by the bier for three hours. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. Now make quickly and without delay a proper bier for this dead knight. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. Then he rode on till noon, and came into a valley where he met twenty men- at- arms bearing a dead knight on a bier. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  15. The look of favour- the voice of power, no more;- the deserted palace- the wretched monarch on his funeral bier- the mourners ready- the dismal march of death prepared. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  16. At length a litter of branches was brought, the sitting corpse placed upon it, the hut became filled with savages, the rope which confined the soldier's legs was unfastened, and the two were ordered to follow the bier, which was conveyed outside. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  17. Marie had already seen one such pallid countenance- that of the old servant Henry when he lay dead on his bier. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  18. A few last words from Lawrence told us that he was safely on board, all unconscious of the silent, almost weeping, procession that had escorted his litter to the Douro's boat, only too much as if it were his bier. – Chantry House by Charlotte M. Yonge
  19. By that path, patched now with pools of moonlight, Lord Southery had passed upon his bier, with the sun to light his going; by that path several generations of Stradwicks had gone to their last resting- place. – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
  20. When Francis died a pathetic scene is thus described:- All the clergy of Assisi, chanting solemn hymns, came out to meet the bier, and thus they climbed the hill to the birthplace of the saint, the city of his toils and tears and blessing. – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting