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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.
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Buckingham took the casket, and fell a second time on his knees.
The next day, the small white Joy was laid in a velvet casket which Leslie had lined with apple-blossoms, and taken to the graveyard of the church across the harbor.
As if delicate hands carried a casket towards me--a casket open for the delectation of modest adoring eyes: thus did the world present itself before me to-day:--
Removing this and a second wrapping of some silken fabric, he placed a little box, or casket, on my table, most beautifully and richly inlaid in jewels, on an ebony ground.
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.
And on Bella's exquisite toilette table was an ivory casket, and in the casket were jewels the like of which she had never dreamed of, and aloft on an upper floor was a nursery garnished as with rainbows; 'though we were hard put to it,' said John Harmon, 'to get it done in so short a time.
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It has killed at least one person, and moreover, it popped caskets of its graves, making them float just about everywhere.
Thanks to an order of Benedictine monks, it is now legal for Louisiana residents to buy caskets from whomever they choose.
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For many years, the monks had made simple caskets to bury members of their religious community.