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noun as in burial box

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The dead body in the casket didn’t really look like Grandma.

Being able to view an open casket and being present at the burial site with loved ones helped with closure, strengthening her appreciation of the comfort we may derive from mourning rituals.

Hundreds of mourners filed by the shiny casket, and when Young’s mother approached for a last look, she collapsed in tears on her son’s chest.

The contents are known to include a host of Confederate-related memorabilia — and, just possibly, a rare image of President Abraham Lincoln in his casket — but Northam’s office plans to remove it early next year.

When he died in 1862, he became the only president in history to be buried in a casket covered by the flag of another country — the Confederate States of America.

When it became too crowded, they moved her into an open casket on the street.

Sitting in chairs staring at the casket are friends, family, and… Kevin Spacey?

It was better that he did not look at the casket and grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy too often.

When she came up to the grave at the cemetery, the casket already was in place.

A 12-year-old boy who escaped the shooting with his mother introduced himself to Sullivan at the casket viewing.

Next from the large casket Mrs. Sin took another smaller casket and a very long, tapering silver bodkin.

When Big Sid looked at you that way, a guy felt he was being measured for a casket.

She surprised him at the moment when he was forcing open a casket, and struck him a blow with her riding whip.

We shall starve to death—like Croton water-bugs caught in a diamond casket, said Flick, who had a taste for poetical flights.

In that box will be found the bars of silver and a casket containing the eight hundred and sixty gold pieces.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to casket, such as: bin, carton, case, chest, coffer, and crate.

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