Plural: tombhouses
Alternatives: tomb-house, pl∙ tomb-houses

A house-like tomb, often designed as a tiny chapel or praying site; sepulcher; charnel house.


The edge of the new glowy patch almost touches the place, or rather the structure, to which I have the keys. A little building, to be quite precise. It's the Geldersmann family's ancestral tombhouse. (Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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