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 for Bier
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Weaving) A count of forty threads in the warp or chain of
        woolen cloth. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

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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