body bag


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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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Mr Williams' nephew Eddie Hester said: "I stood there and watched them put him in a body bag and zip it up.
Jimenez's supposed corpse was transferred in a body bag to the Institute of Forensic Anatomical Institute of Oviedo, for an autopsy to be conducted.
Christina Aguilera holds a flag that once covered a body bag of a fallen U.
Stuck is a large blackish-blue canvas, rather like a large garbage-can liner or body bag, that has been wedged into a doorway, blocking it off.
Somehow, Benavidez regained consciousness after feeling a body bag being thrust over his feet and pulled forward toward his head.
The Perfect Son begins with a shot of a dead man lying on a bed and another man on the phone calling for a body bag.
For nearly two years, Donaldson follows the paths of these two people--supposedly on opposite sides of the law--in a stark re-creation of life in the projects, where too often the way out is either to prison or in a body bag.
But since body bag has an unpleasant ring, it is now called a 'human remains pouch.
THIS second hand coffin is up for grabs at PS95 - and a body bag can be thrown in for an extra PS35.
A man woke up in a body bag as funeral home workers prepared to embalm him.