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Cof·fin

(kof'ĭn),
Grange S., 20th-century U.S. pediatrician. See: Coffin-Lowry syndrome, Coffin-Siris syndrome.

coffin

(kô′fĭn, kŏf′ĭn)
n.
The horny part of a horse's hoof.
tr.v. cof·fined, cof·fining, cof·fins
To place in or as if in a coffin.
Mortuary science A funerary box used to display and contain deceased remains—either for burial or cremation
Radiation safety A heavily-leaded container used to transport relatively large amounts of radioactive material—e.g., from the manufacturer

coffin

pertaining to the coffin bone.

coffin bone
distal phalanx in the horse.
coffin joint
distal interphalangeal joint, between the second and third phalanx, in the horse.
References in classic literature ?
The gold he rejects, the silver too, and lays his hand upon the leaden casket.
The Emperor had them brought into a large hall, where the Princess was playing at "Visiting," with the ladies of the court; and when she saw the caskets with the presents, she clapped her hands for joy.
The more carefully I reflected on what had passed between us, the more shrewdly I suspected the production of the casket, and the application for the loan, of having been mere formalities, designed to pave the way for the parting inquiry addressed to me.
He produced the little casket, and made exactly the same application which he had afterwards made to me.
In one of the caskets, you will find a scorpion, in the other, a grasshopper, both very cleverly imitated in Japanese bronze: they will say yes or no for you.
There, I open the caskets without a key, for I am a trap-door lover and I open and shut what I please and as I please.
Indeed, Internet casket companies claim that funeral homes are already reacting that way, increasing their embalming, cosmetology, and professional fees to compensate for lower profits from coffin sales.
In Green Casket, who runs in the Bet Direct Handicap (1.
In his discussion of The Merchant of Venice, for instance, Berley contends that Portia shows "a knowledge of the need to temper Neoplatonism with Platonism when Bassanio chooses the right casket.
From a wire-service article, datelined Knoxville, Tennessee, on Collegiate Memorials, a Macon, Georgia, company that sells caskets adorned with the colors and logos of forty colleges: "In the six months since it began marketing funeral merchandise, company president Scott Walston said the Cornhusker and Vol casket models are the top sellers.
A federal judge opened Mississippi to independent casket dealers who promise cheaper prices, striking down a state law that had allowed sales only by licensed funeral home directors.