The body, when put upon the bier, is covered over from head to foot.
His body was dragged from the bier, while being conveyed to the funeral pile, and treated with the greatest indignity.
At the lowest level we have vague movements of large groups of muscles, as in "bier-divination," where the murderer or his residence is inferred from the actions of the bearers; of a similar character but combined with more specialized action are many kinds of witch seeking.
Bier increases the blood in a part by compressing the veins and thus producing passive instead of active congestion.
During the night of the 25th of May his body was conveyed from Hawarden to London and the coffin was placed on a bier in Westminster Hall.