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Flashcards in Cemetery Merchandise and Property Deck (40):
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stone/metal structure; commemorates life, deeds/career of deceased; from latin "to remind"

monument

2

physical object designed for purpose of remembering

memorial

3

small headstone with 1/more pieces; identifies indvidual grave

marker

4

purpose of monument

identify; memoralize

5

info about deceased- name, DOB, DOD, other info, fam. spouse, etc

identify

6

inscription placed on monument to commemorate the deeds/qualities of deceased

epitaph

7

monument erected to memory of dead with body not present

cenotaph

8

parts of monument

base, tablet, accessories

9

lower/supporting portion of monument; may be first, second and third

base

10

main upright portion of moumnet above the base; die

tablet

11

vase for flowers, pic of deceased, similiar items

accessories

12

placed by funeral home/cemetery; short term identification of grave

temporary

13

placed by monument company; accuracy is vital

permanent

14

styles of permanent monuments

flush, bevel top, slant, bench, upright, specialty

15

top set even with surrounding terrain; "memorial park" cemeteries

flush

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set above ground with a slight slanting top

bevel top

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face with an angle greater than 45 degrees but less than 90 degrees in relationship to surrounding terrain

slant

18

cemetery memorial consisting of top piece supported by 2 standards; used to identify family burial plots/in conjunction with a family monument

bench

19

tablet is taller than it is wide

vertical tablet

20

tables is wider than it is tall

horizontal tablet

21

combination of any style; may include carved statuary, other ornamentation

specialty

22

materials used for monuments

stone-granite, marble, slate
metal- bronze

23

very hard and natural igneous rock; formed by heat and/volcanic action; visible crystalline texture; available in number of colors- rose, black, gray, etc.

granite

24

limestone rock with a crystallized texture created by metamorphism resulting in a compact and highly crystalline condition; often with molten appearance; light and dark areas/lines

marble

25

rock created by pressure, heat and water

metamorphism

26

dense, fine grained metamorphic rock produced by compression of various sediments (clay and shale)

slate

27

alloy made of copper and tin

bronze

28

building containing crypts/vaults for entombment; above structure for burial

mausoleum

29

chamber in mausoleum for entombment of casketed remains; individual, companion, family

crypt

30

structure, room/space in a mausoleum/other building; contains niches/recesses

columbarium

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recess/space in columbarium for permanent placement of cremated remains; individual, companion, family

niche

32

cemetery/other location; mausoleum; columbarium, combination

public

33

cemetery/other location; family; individual

private

34

area of ground set aside and dedicated for final disposition of bodies; "coemeterium" "a sleeping place"

cemetery

35

largest subdivision containing several blocks

section

36

subdivision containing several lots

block

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subdivision containing several graves

lot

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exacavtion in earth as place for interment; individual burial space

grave

39

grave space where 2/more persons may be buried in a grave; liners which have been stacked on top of each other

lawncrypt

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section in cemetery set aside for scattering of cremains

scattering garden