Sentence Examples


  • The body, when put upon the bier, is covered over from head to foot.
  • His body was dragged from the bier, while being conveyed to the funeral pile, and treated with the greatest indignity.
  • At the lowest level we have vague movements of large groups of muscles, as in "bier-divination," where the murderer or his residence is inferred from the actions of the bearers; of a similar character but combined with more specialized action are many kinds of witch seeking.
  • Bier increases the blood in a part by compressing the veins and thus producing passive instead of active congestion.
  • During the night of the 25th of May his body was conveyed from Hawarden to London and the coffin was placed on a bier in Westminster Hall.