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annex
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Angels & Demons
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  • Ossuary annexes were a cheap ecclesiastic fix to an awkward dilemma.
  • Although convenient, the ossuary annex went out of style quickly because of the stench that often wafted up into the cathedral.

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  • An ossuary annex?
  • However, if the church did not have space or funds to create tombs for an entire family, they sometimes dug an ossuary annex-a hole in the floor near the tomb where they buried the less worthy family members.

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as in: annexed the community Define
to take territory -- such as a city making land outside of it a part of the city
as in: annex of the main building Define
an addition that extends a main building or: to attach something -- especially to something larger or more important
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