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noun as in box for dead person

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What you worry about are the combination of stressors, where, because of pollution, something like a big storm might come back and be the final nail in the coffin.

Low-income earners have resorted to so-called coffin homes that are essentially just a bed space.

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“Actions such as the closure of so many businesses could prove to be the final nail in the coffin for our struggling restaurants and their workers,” she said.

She punished herself daily by scrolling to a photo she’d taken of JaMarcus in his coffin.

Erin Palmer, an Advisory Neighborhood Commission representative in Northwest Washington, is famous for throwing an annual Halloween bash with trick coffins, life-size skeletons and an outdoor fire pit billowing fake green smoke.

The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.

But on Tuesday, we saw another nail hammered into the already pretty tightly nailed down coffin of the two-state solution.

The report detailed such techniques as "rectal rehydration" and the use of coffin-size confinement boxes.

In addition, several detainees were led to believe they would die in custody, with one told he would leave in a coffin-shaped box.

Well, the dwarfs took pity on him and gave him the coffin, and the prince had it carried to his castle.

Cleopatra's coffin, head of the Theban ram, and other Egyptian curiosities, arrived in England.

She groaned aloud, and her tears flowed faster: Alessandro was making the baby's coffin.

By this time the bent figure sitting in the rocking-chair, near the coffin began to show signs of life and whimper a little.

The corpse was lying in a narrow coffin, upon a low bier, both of which were covered with a white pall.

The humidity of the earth had rusted the screws, and it was not without some difficulty that the coffin was opened.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coffin, such as: crate, sarcophagus, casket, catafalque, pall, and funerary box.

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