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mortician

(mŏr-tĭsh′ăn) [L. mors, death]
Undertaker; person trained to prepare the dead for burial.
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I just wanted to learn everything I could about being a mortician," she said.
He showed her everything he knew and she soaked it up, and before she knew it, Justice had fulfilled her internship and was considered a full-fledged mortician.
Then there is the drunken mortician John Miller (Bale), who strong-arms his way into the church to escape the soldiers as well.
Dedicated to Gillian Wearing's 10-16 (1997), which shows adults lip-synching to the voices of children expressing their hopes and dreams, Looking Pretty For God (through January 3) pairs mortuary practices with commercial photography and filmmaking, where the children mouth the words of the morticians.
What they see laid out on the table--a nicely-dressed, freshly-groomed body with a fake, artificial smile--is not Ben, according to Eugene, but only a shell that has been "tailored" for an empty funeral service by the sly mortician who, in the end, is "hungry for their praise.
For example, hometown favorite Pig Iron Theatre Company has reworked Shakespeare's Measure for Measure into a new script called Isabella, refocusing an already problematic play on a mortician whose fantasies have more to do with cold bodies than hot ones.
But Pierrepoint is not a soulless automaton, cleaning and tending to the executed bodies with the delicate care of a skilled mortician.
Attempting to get to the bottom of the mystery with the help of the town's elderly mortician (Michael Fairman), James soon finds himself dealing not only with Mary's ubiquitous dummy but the ghost of the old girl herself.
Six Feet Under narra muy bien las consecuencias de una guerra, en tanto que Cannibal Corpse o Mortician habla de aquellos homicidas obsesivos.
Before evacuating, Baker, a 35-year-old mortician, had spent four days on a rooftop above the flooded Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
I WANT THE MORTICIAN TO MAKE ME LOOK LIKE I'M SCREAMING.