Coffin

[whaling family] The Coffin family were a group of whalers operating out of Nantucket, Massachusetts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Some members of the family gained wider exposure due to their discovery of various islands in the Pacific Ocean. ==Family history== Tristram Coffin, born in 1609 in Plymouth, England, left Br
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coffin

[n] - box in which a corpse is buried or cremated 2. [v] - place into a coffin
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Coffin

Cof'fin noun [ Middle English , a basket, receptacle, Old French cofin , from Latin cophinus . See Coffer , noun ] 1. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial. « They embalmed him [ Joseph], and he was put in a coffin
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Coffin

Cof'fin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coffined ; present participle & verbal noun Coffining .] To inclose in, or as in, a coffin. « Would'st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home? Shak. »
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coffin

noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
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coffin

verb place into a coffin; `her body was coffined`
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Coffin

• (n.) A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie. • (n.) A basket. • (v. t.) To inclose in, or as in, a coffin. • (n.) A conical paper bag, used by grocers. • (n.) The hollow crust or hoof of a horse`s foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone. • (n.) The case in which a dead human body is inclos
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coffin

the receptacle in which a corpse is confined. The Greeks and Romans disposed of their dead both by burial and by cremation. Greek coffins were ... [3 related articles]
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Coffin

[surname] The House of Coffin is an ancient English family which originated in Normandy, France. The Coffins have held a number of manors, the most notable of which is Portledge in Devon, England, which they held for over nine centuries. The progenitor of the American Coffins was Tristram Coffin, a Royalist, who came to Massachusetts from D
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Coffin

Type: Term Pronunciation: kof′ĭn Definitions: 1. Grange S., 20th-century U.S. pediatrician. See: Coffin-Lowry syndrome, Coffin-Siris syndrome
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Coffin

A coffin is a funerary box used in the display and containment of dead people – either for burial or cremation. Contemporary North American English makes a distinction between "coffin" and "casket". A coffin is generally understood to denote a funerary box having eight sides, and a casket, which generally denotes a four-sided (almost always ...
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coffin

a box in which a dead body is placed for burial
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coffin

coffin, closed receptacle for a corpse. Its purpose is usually to protect and to aid preservation of the body, although in the past some have believed that it may confine the spirit of the deceased. Bark, skins, and mats were commonly used in primitive societies to wrap the body prior to burial. Peo...
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Coffin

The term coffin was formerly applied in cooking to a raised crust, resembling the lid of a basket. The skin which forms on custard and the like used to be referred to as the coffin.
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Coffin

[torture] The Coffin was a type of torture developed in the Middle Ages. In it, the victim was placed inside a metal human-shaped frame. This frame was often made too small to increase discomfort. The time spent inside of the "coffin" was determined by the crime for which the person had been convicted. For example, if the person was a blasp
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Coffin

Elongated, suitcase-like container for carrying cricket kit. Essential for international cricketing air travel, it's a bloody nuisance in a cramped club dressing room or on the Wanderers' verandah.
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