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charnel house

  

      n   (esp. formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited  
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charnel  
      n  
1       short for       charnel house  
      adj  
2    ghastly; sepulchral; deathly  
     (C14: from Old French: burial place, from Latin carnalis fleshly, carnal)  


charnel house  
      n   (esp. formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited  

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