Definition of entomb:
tomb, lay to rest, cover, bottle, cram, box, hide, embed, screen, center, secrete, inurn, cloak, casket, forget, swallow, swallow up, immerse, ashes, eat up, inhume, disguise, hearse, conceal, put away, veil, dissemble, burial, coffin, lay, inter, bed, suppress, overwhelm, cortege, bury, mask, bag, crate, bier, cremains, show, sink.
I exulted at the thought of living on bread and milk, like a hermit in the Thebaid, while I plunged into the world of books and ideas, and so reached a lofty sphere beyond the tumult of Paris, a sphere of silent labor where I would entomb myself like a chrysalis to await a brilliant and splendid new birth.- "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
Sir Lionel and I like to think it was the Britons, for that gives him a family feeling for the place, since he read out of a book Warton's sonnet: " Thou noblest monument of Albion's Isle, Whether by Merlin's aid from Scythia's shore To Amber's fatal plain Pendragon bore, Huge frame of giants' hands, the mighty pile To entomb his Britons slain by Hengist's guile, Or Druid priests, sprinkled with human gore, Taught 'mid the massy maze their mystic lore."- "Set in Silver", Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson.
- "Lady Merton, Colonist", Mrs. Humphry Ward.