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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.
I have always disliked the caskets morticians sell.
The three bands battling for a place in the semi-finals are The Academy Morticians from Solihull, Flaming June from Birmingham and The Valentines from Kidderminster.
Fowles recoilingly implores novelists and poets to steer clear of universities: "One doesn't apprentice a would-be celebrator of life to a college of morticians.
Now morticians must use the casket you provide without objection and without charging a handling fee.
The reporter does go on to say, "The morticians doctor is extremely skeptical that the cream would cause that dramatic an effect.
Since that first "mortician with a guilty conscience," Wasielewski has developed trusting relationships with morticians in states as far away as New York, who send him information, including wholesale price lists for caskets.
But the ideological morticians are wrong in assuming that this death of an epoch herals a capitalist eternity.
The morgue diener's responsibilities include spending weekends on call, releasing bodies to morticians during the day shift, and assisting with autopsies.
It's not an easy or particularly lucrative way to make a living: daily tasks of morticians and their assistants include removing bodily fluids, filling in crow's feet on cadavers and fluffing hair on balding corpses.