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Cof·fin

(kof'ĭn),
Grange S., 20th-century U.S. pediatrician. See: Coffin-Lowry syndrome, Coffin-Siris syndrome.
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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.
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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
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Crematoriums may seem a strange place to tackle global warming, but Sutton Coldfieldbased Ian Hazel Funerals pledge their coffins release 87 per cent less greenhouse gas than traditional caskets. And they take 80 per cent fewer trees to make.
In the first comprehensive estimate of the total effects of various types of licensure requirements in the funeral industry, Ellig (2015) finds that higher training requirements, direct deposition licenses, and bans on the sale of cemetery merchandise such as caskets and other cemetery goods by cemeteries have the most anticompetitive effects.
The lawmaker also observed that the state was littered with caskets showcasing the fact that people were more interested in dying rather than staying alive.
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.
The Somerset Willow Company in England (www.WillowCoffins.co.uk) employs traditional techniques to weave locally grown willow into handsome, customizable caskets for burial or cremation.
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There are two important points to consider about protective caskets: they will not permanently prevent the entrance of anything into the casket itself, and they do not in any way inhibit--and some claim they actually accelerate--the decomposition process.
About 12 caskets were found floating away from their graves in a cemetery in Assumption Parish, located 50 miles south of Baton Rouge, in the town of Belle Rose.
Thanks to an order of Benedictine monks, it is now legal for Louisiana residents to buy caskets from whomever they choose.
It wasn't too much of a stretch to move from wooden beds to wooden caskets, an addition to the product line that Lyman introduced in 1882.