dead march

noun

Definition of dead march 

: a solemn march for a funeral

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The victims in that case, 36-year-old Chantell Johnson and 51-year-old Darren Cheneau, were found dead March 19 inside of a black Acura on St. Claude Court near St. Claude Avenue. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "Man shot on St. Claude Avenue in Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans police say," 8 Apr. 2018 Tejano musician Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as Selena, was shot dead March 31, 1995. Steve Saldivar, latimes.com, "What does Selena mean to you?," 13 Apr. 2018 Authorities say Velasquez's 2-year-old son and infant daughter were found dead March 26 in a car in the town of Superior. Fox News, "Arizona mother pleads not guilty in children's car deaths," 13 Apr. 2018 Ronald Albert Johns, a 54-year-old white male, was found dead March 15 in his room at a Birmingham boarding. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Relatives sought for 3 who died in Jeffco in recent weeks," 22 Mar. 2018 He was found dead March 2 at his home in Hendersonville, N.C. No cause of death was given. kansascity, "Final Chapters for March 11, 2018: David Ogden Stiers, Roger Bannister, Russell Solomon | The Kansas City Star," 10 Mar. 2018 He is accused in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Bernie Maurice Slater, also of Baltimore, who was found dead March 17 in a parking lot outside the Windsor Inn crabhouse. Alison Knezevich, baltimoresun.com, "Man, 37, indicted in fatal Windsor Mill shooting," 14 Sep. 2017

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1591, in the meaning defined above

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