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Bier vs. Lier

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Biernoun

A litter to transport the corpse of a dead person.

Liernoun

A person or thing that lies, in the sense of being horizontal.

Biernoun

A platform or stand where a body or coffin is placed.

Liernoun

obsolete spelling of liar

Biernoun

A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woollen cloth.

Liernoun

misspelling of liar

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Biernoun

A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed or borne to the grave.

Liernoun

One who lies down; one who rests or remains, as in concealment.

‘There were liers in a ambush against him.’;

Biernoun

A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of woolen cloth.

Biernoun

a coffin along with its stand;

‘we followed the bier to the graveyard’;

Biernoun

a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial

Bier

A bier is a stand on which a corpse, coffin, or casket containing a corpse is placed to lie in state or to be carried to the grave.In Christian burial, the bier is often placed in the centre of the nave with candles surrounding it, and remains in place during the funeral. The bier is a flat frame, traditionally wooden but sometimes of other materials.

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