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burning ghat

a platform at the top of a riverside ghat where Hindus cremate their dead.
Origin of burning ghat
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A woman's corpse going down to the burning-ghat, and a bystander says, 'She died at midnight from the heat.'

    Life's Handicap Rudyard Kipling
  • But that is thy child on thy shoulder—given over to the burning-ghat not two days ago.

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • But to return to where I was before; I was about to speak of the burning-ghat.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Now, whether I have done thee a wrong in keeping thee from the burning-ghat, do thou and the crows settle together.'

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • Social distinctions are as marked at the Benares burning-ghat as in the modern American cemetery.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield

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