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Saltos de línea: lych-house
Pronunciación: /ˈlɪtʃhaʊs
(also lich-house)

Definición de lych-house en inglés:


A building in which dead bodies are kept until burial or cremation.
Example sentences
  • Whenever I visited the cemetery as a youngster, the lich-house frightened me even more than the graves themselves
  • Then came the mournful detail - Six Bearers with staves and planks sent off to bring the Stranger - my Lych House cleared and a plank or two laid to receive the dead.
  • He thought the lych-house, at the entrance of the cemetery, a most necessary building, and one which should be provided in all instances.


Middle English: from Old English līc 'body' + house.

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