corpses


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corps·es

necrophobia.
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The wild disorder of the room; the corpse thrust, with the head downward, up the chimney; the frightful mutilation of the body of the old lady; these considerations, with those just mentioned, and others which I need not mention, have sufficed to paralyze the powers, by putting completely at fault the boasted acumen, of the government agents.
When he died they threw him overboard also, though there were those among them who wanted to keep the corpse on board.
Instantly there flashed into his memory the circular openings in the roof of the river vault and the corpses he had seen drop from them to the water beneath.
When I examined the body I found it was quite dead, and the corpse was that of a hunchback Mussulman.
Edmond heard the creaking of the bed as they moved the corpse, heard the voice of the governor, who asked them to throw water on the dead man's face; and seeing that, in spite of this application, the prisoner did not recover, they sent for the doctor.
I made no doubt that I could readily displace the bricks at this point, insert the corpse, and wall the whole up as before, so that no eye could detect any thing suspicious.
On hands and knees he backed out as he had come in, drawing the corpse after him.
Futilely the Englishman tried to lift the corpse over the side of the boat, but his strength was not equal to the task.
One muttered deep in his chest as he took the corpse by the feet.
As Harker passed out of the house the jury reentered and stood about the table, on which the now covered corpse showed under the sheet with sharp definition.
Every corpse is a sphynx of immortality; here too on the black coffin the sphynx gave us no answer to what he who lay within had written two days before:
Lord Galloway was crying: "A corpse in the grass--a blood-stained corpse.