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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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Pascual, executive director of Caritas Manila, said around 50 used caskets or coffins have been donated by some bereaved, well-off families who wanted the items put to better use.
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Joseph Abbey had been fighting the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors for the right to sell their handcrafted caskets to the public.
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That Louisiana does not even require a casket for burial, does not impose requirements for their construction or design, does not require a casket to be sealed before burial, and does not require funeral directors to have any special expertise in caskets leads us to conclude that no rational relationship exists between public health and safety and limiting intrastate sales of caskets to funeral establishments," the court wrote.
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The appellate judges sent the case to the Louisiana Supreme Court, refusing to consider the funeral board's appeal of a lower court ruling that said it was unconstitutional for the state to give funeral directors exclusive rights to sell caskets.
With the rising costs of funerals, the New York Mills family is lessening the burden by making personalized caskets at a discounted price.