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noun as in mortuary

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In October 1918, Philadelphia witnessed 2,600 deaths in a single week and 4,500 in the week that followed, leaving a gruesome scene at the city’s only morgue.

“If you can keep people out of the hospitals and out of morgues, that is of tremendous value,” he said.

This weekend, the state’s National Guard deployed a 36-member team to assist in morgues in El Paso, as the state reported 13,763 new cases on Saturday, according to The Post’s coronavirus tracker.

You’ll be well and firmly invested in this book once you get through that, and exhausted, as though you just finished watching a Kubrick movie with a dream sequence set in a full morgue, and there’s more story left.

Those who can’t afford to do so end up with a debt to morgues.

So far, the mystery man in the morgue has not been identified, and neither has Mr. Douli.

In London it is located in the Duveen Gallery where half the extant marbles sit under white light as if in a morgue.

Another incident, in January, involved a Kenyan man, Paul Mutora, who woke up in the morgue 15 hours after being pronounced dead.

Afterwards, the bodies were taken to the morgue to positively identify them.

But five years and a morgue-full of D.O.A. sitcoms later, ABC has found its new modern family.

Take all the little fishergirls away from Paris—from the Quartier Latin—and you would find chaos and a morgue!

Ward hesitated, as though doubtful about leaving this unusual person alone in the morgue, but finally assented.

If I were a woman I would prefer to lie stretched out at the morgue than be the joint possessor of that man's ill-gotten wealth.

In the morgue-like silence her silvery voice rang with startling clearness.

I went back to the Morgue and made some inquiries of the attendant there.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to morgue, such as: funeral home, crematory, charnel house, and funeral parlor.

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