So they laid her on a bier, and all seven of them sat down beside it and wept and wept for three whole days.
Some form of splint and a bier's bandage are valuable adjuncts.
And it seemed as if a devil whispered to him: 'A solitary couch is itself a bier.
The crypt of the castle, where Fiora lies upon her bier with white flowers all about her, and tapers at her head and feet.
Two men come out of the guard house and enter the palace with a bier.
Some of the younger mourners used also to cut off their hair and throw it under the bier with the other offerings.
They set down the bier and waited, that a mass might be sung for the lady's soul.
When they laid her back in her bier the ladies wrapped her again in a cloth of Syrian stuff, leaving her face uncovered.
An hour after sundown they carried the bier on which her coffin rested into the chapel.
The sculptor was standing at the foot of the bier, and had not yet seen the monk's features.
Old English bær (West Saxon), ber (Anglian) "handbarrow, litter, bed," from West Germanic *bero (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German bara, Old Frisian bere, Middle Dutch bare, Dutch baar, German Bahre "bier"), from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry; to bear children," and thus related to the Old English verb beran "to bear" (see bear (v.)), making a bier etymologically anything used for carrying, only later limited to funerary sense. Since c.1600, spelling influenced by French bière, from Old French biere, from Frankish *bera, from the same Germanic root.
the frame on which dead bodies were conveyed to the grave (Luke 7:14).