Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pyre

Pyre [ pahy-uh'r ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a stack of wood or other combustible material used to burn a dead body
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 It was difficult to light the funeral pyre as the wood had become damp due to the rain.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 A bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre has been rejected by the High Court in London.