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A popular term for the zippered black bag used to transport a dead body before burial

body bag

A plastic bag for transporting a human corpse.
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A woman at Jakarta s Halim Perdanakusuma military airport, where the doomed flight took off, fainted as she watched men unload the first two body bags from a helicopter.
Armand MacKenzie of the Innu Nation of eastern Canada, said today, 'In Canada, I hope that the words "highest attainable standards of health" mean more than sending body bags to Indigenous First Nations communities.
Sheriff's patrol cars, fire trucks and ambulances with lights flashing surrounded the wreckage while rescue crews went to work pulling two teenagers out and shoving a third in a body bag.
Fordion Packaging, based in New Jersey, said it was owed at least pounds 120,000 for the body bags the city ordered immediately after the attacks.
George Stone's latest installation evoked a scene from a morgue: ten gun-metal gray latex sheets, doubled to form what looked like body bags, lay stretched out on a concrete floor.
THIS is the horrific site as all 19 people from a crashed tourist flight to Mount Everest are sealed in body bags in Nepal.
HUNDREDS of extra body bags have been bought by NHS bosses in Aberdeen fearing they will be hit by a mass of swine flu deaths.
Political complexity and clout on the title track comes in the form of the cutting line "the boys in body bags coming home in pieces.
A COMPANY has sued New York for the cost of 100,000 body bags it said the city hastily ordered after the September 11 terror attacks but later realised were not needed.
In this gritty and partially fictionalized memoir of a conflict so unlike their fathers' war, Herr (who had a hand in the scripts for Platoon and Apocalypse Now) has assembled these dispatches and fashioned a surrealistic account of the tedium, drugs, and body bags, and offers readers an encounter with the war that dislodged this generation.
A witness in Kandahar said he had seen three body bags brought by helicopter to a US airbase near the city.