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Eventually, he decided not to retest the contents of the urn and to hand the girl’s remains over to Barnes’s father, who had come to the scene and also became visibly upset once he heard police claimed the urn held drugs.
POLICE TOLD A MAN A CONTAINER IN HIS CAR TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS. IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER’S ASHES.ANDREA SALCEDOMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At one point, one officer showed the urn to another officer.
POLICE TOLD A MAN A CONTAINER IN HIS CAR TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS. IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER’S ASHES.ANDREA SALCEDOMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Barnes has filed a federal lawsuit alleging officers with the Springfield Police Department unlawfully took the sealed urn containing his daughter’s remains, opened it without his consent, and spilled some of the ashes while testing for drugs.
POLICE TOLD A MAN A CONTAINER IN HIS CAR TESTED POSITIVE FOR DRUGS. IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER’S ASHES.ANDREA SALCEDOMAY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s a leap of faith, after all, to accept that the dust in an urn was actually once your grandfather or a favorite aunt.
HOW TO BE BETTER AT DEATH (EP. 450)MARIA KONNIKOVAFEBRUARY 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
As the congressional ceremony came to a close, an honor guard slowly carried the urn and the trifolded flag to the waiting hearse.
OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK REMEMBERED AS HERO WHO DIED DEFENDING THE U.S. CAPITOLMEAGAN FLYNN, EMILY DAVIES, PAUL M. DUGGANFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
After the burning, the bones are collected, placed in an urn, and interred upon some eminence under a small monument.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
These simple objects speak more directly to the heart than storied urn or animated bust.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
She squatted at my feet, putting the tray on the bench, and holding a large graceful urn of some liquid to replenish my cup.
VALLEY OF THE CROENLEE TARBELL
The heart of Anne is likewise buried in a silver urn in the same vault.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The urn had been sent down, with strict injunctions to keep the water boiling, and all was cleared away.
NEWTON FORSTERCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO URN

  • basin
  • beaker
  • bottle
  • burette
  • can
  • chalice
  • crock
  • cruet
  • decanter
  • ewer
  • flagon
  • flask
  • jug
  • pitcher
  • pot
  • tun
  • urn
  • vase
  • vat
  • vessel
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