In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A corner of the estate however was left on its own, with stonewall surroundings but no grave markings or tombstones.
- Sir Robert has inscribed on his tombstone the words: ‘He loved his country’.
- The beautifully carved tombstones, with inscriptions in the Dutch language, could have been carved in Holland and sent to India.
- The inscription on his tombstone in Groombridge Church, where he is buried alongside his three children, bears his original name and no reference to his nom de plume.
- If the memorials and flapping flags on the beaches evoke a feeling of past glories, row after row of white marble tombstones serve to remind people what war is really all about.
- There is no tombstone to mark his grave, there are no buildings, roads or railways which bear his name.
- She visits the grave three times a year to clear the moss from the flat tombstone.
- I don't think I'll have his tribute inscribed on my tombstone.
- At the moment, I'm thinking about a tombstone I'm having made for my father's grave.
- Rob and I walked slowly along the rows of stark white granite tombstones, each engraved with a Canadian maple leaf.
- It contains a memorial and row upon row of white tombstones in well-tended plots.
- Listed also are over 600 tombstones and grave slabs from the old cemetery in Aghamore.
- The statue was surrounded by graves, rows of tombstones stretching out as far as the eye could see in all directions.
- The cemetery became a labyrinth, as family and friends slowly filed between the graves and tombstones to visit their departed loved ones on All Souls' Day.
- The straight vertical edge that viewers see as they walk into the room could be an obelisk, a standing figure, or even a stone tombstone.
- Paul spent hours locating and reading the inscriptions on the tombstones and monuments, bedecked with harps, shamrocks, and Celtic crosses.
- A tombstone standing over a grave for over 100 years was desecrated and pieces of the headstone were scattered over the area.
- The common motto, inscribed on memorials and tombstones is ‘Lest we forget.’
- In areas where stone was readily available tombstones bearing inscriptions were erected, and examples are known from Gloucester, Cirencester, Bath, York, Chester, and Carlisle amongst other towns.
- The inscription on the oldest tombstone in the graveyard reads: Here lyeth the body of Elizabeth Bryn, departed 1730.
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