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noun as in casket

noun as in coffin

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Then her body was dressed in her finest silks, draped with her most impressive jewels, and shelved away in a plain stone sarcophagus.

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He rests lavishly, depicted in a marble sarcophagus that stares up for eternity at the carved depictions of his life story.

The body lay in an aboveground marble sarcophagus guarded by no groundskeepers or watchmen, just one lonely padlock.

Prices start at around $1,000 for Greek-Roman coins (250 A.D.) and top $25,000 for ornate Sarcophagus lids.

But he has not launched a huge, historic initiative on which history has slammed the sarcophagus lid screaming “Failure!”

Recent budget cuts are just the last nail in the sarcophagus.

Sometimes the sarcophagus was placed behind a perforated slab of marble, as shown in the following example, given by Maitland.

A large recess in the wall next to the Papal Crypt is thought to have held her sarcophagus.

In the roofless structure was found a sarcophagus bearing the name of Alexander, and probably once containing his ashes.

The high-arched temple, in the centre of which stands the sarcophagus, is inlaid with mosaic work of rare stones.

On the right and on the left reposed, each in a massy sarcophagus, the departed kings and queens of Spain.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sarcophagus, such as: bin, carton, case, chest, coffer, and crate.

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