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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bier \Bier\, n. [OE. b[ae]e, beere, AS. b?r, b?re; akin to D.
baar, OHG. b[=a]ra, G. bahre, Icel barar, D? baare, L.
feretrum, Gr. ?, from the same ?? bear to produce. See 1st
Bear, and cf. Barrow.]
1. A handbarrow or portable frame on which a corpse is placed
or borne to the grave.
2. (Weaving) A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of
woolen cloth. --Knight.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the
2: a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
the frame on which dead bodies were conveyed to the grave (Luke
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