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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts

Terms Associated with Cemeteries and Memorials

altar tomb – A solid, rectangular, raised tomb or grave marker resembling ceremonial altars of classical antiquity and Judeo-Christian ritual.  bevel marker – A rectangular gravemarker, set low to the ground, having straight sides and uppermost, inscribed surface raked at a low angle.  bolster – a form of gravestone where a cylinder (usually at least …

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