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tombstones

noun
plural of tombstone

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a shaped stone laid over or erected near a grave and usually bearing an inscription to identify and preserve the memory of the deceased
  • the historic cemetery's many tombstones marking the graves of children are telling reminders of the harshness of pioneer life

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“Tombstones.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tombstones. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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