(1) She thrust the torch into the funeral bier and watched as the fire caught and spread on the dry wood.(2) He lay on a bier under a simple crucifix with his bishop's staff under his arm.(3) But on the bed, his city clothes are laid out like a corpse on its bier .(4) But this time it is a disaster for the travelers, who are carrying a dead man on a bier to his tomb in his homeland.(5) It would be conducted around a bier of wreaths and a serviceman's hat, with a firing party with heads bowed and a chaplain to read the words from the military burial service.(6) They found a bier in the hall and candles burning, and were taken into an inner room to murmur condolences.(7) ├ö├ç├┐Lift the bier , and send our comrades to the bosom of the water, to be safe forever,├ö├ç├û she said in ritual.(8) But if he thought the gloss had been taken off his status as a global celebrity he might have been gratified to learn that after his death the procession that followed his funeral bier was more than half a mile long.(9) It was placed on a bier and taken to the cathedral.(10) He took one final, loving look at his father's serene face and bowed in most profound respect to the body on the bier .(11) Four silent soldiers with bowed heads stood at each corner of the bier .(12) After the funeral ceremony, the body is carried on an iron bier on foot to the tower, by an even number of corpse bearers.(13) His disciples and many animals gathered around the bier to mourn his passing.(14) She knelt before the bier and bent her head down.(15) And I'd have wanted to join the long queue of people waiting to file past the bier at Westminster.(16) When he died of cancer, a hundred thousand mourners viewed his bier .