churchyard churchyard  /ˈtʃɜrt� ˌ�jɑrd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the yard associated with a church

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    July 4-10 by Rob Brezsny CANCER (June 21-July 22): Thomas Gray was a renowned 18th-century English poet best remembered for his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." It was a short poem - only 986 words, which is less than the length of this horoscope column.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

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  1. "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,/The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea," wrote the poet Thomas Gray in "Elegy Written in a Churchyard."
    on Feb 9, 2006 By: Thomas Gray Source: Stanford Daily

  2. Hardy wrote: "So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's...
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Thomas Hardy Source: Times Online

  3. As Samuel Johnson said so famously of it: "The Churchyard abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo."
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Globe and Mail

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