Long-standing beliefs in the power of the corpse to generate life from its putrefying
liquids, to kill by contagion, to bleed, to walk, even to attack the living, remained manifest in resistance to reformist funerary and burial rituals, in local reports of appearances of the un-dead, and in fictional representations of corpses and ghosts, including those on the public stage.
Visitors to it were faced with a disembowelled cow carcase putrefying
in a glass case under hot lights.
A HOTEL popular for weddings has been hit with a big fine after inspectors found putrefying
salmon, mouldy coleslaw and raw and cooked meat stored together.
Immediately outside my main location we have a pool of putrefying
mud over 60m in length and covering the whole width of the street.
In order to gauge the pressure of the particular gases that can actually develop inside a putrefying
ichthyosaur, the researchers sought comparative models and found one in human corpses: Humans and many ichthyosaur species have a similar size range.
Lotions with significant names such as Hair Die, Putrefying
Cream, stink wax, horn polish, rotting tonic adorn the counter top ...
A jobsworth at our council's environmental health department informed me this is my fault: I'm not parcelling putrefying
Local pollution is caused by concentrated fish waste and uneaten fish food that descends on the sea floor, putrefying
Salisbury's Dead Stuff, rendered in the style of various Dutch masters, is very dead, most of it is putrefying
and frequently worm eaten - some of the paintings even contain real flies and wasps flitting about the fruit.
The story of an AIDS-like teen plague is all the more effective for Burns's comprehensive fusion of the banal with the fantastic; his visual language--all portentous shadows, wild eyes, and putrefying
flesh--is perfectly matched to his themes.
And for how long will we agree to this humiliating Ruritarian farce called monarchy; where the head of our state is dependent upon the gene pool of inbreeding putrefying
(and anything you like as long as its not Catholic) aristocracy?
My former colleague Jim Clayton was recently privileged to undertake a tour of my small lawn while I cursed the locality's cats, blaming them for about 10 small piles of putrefying
matter that were scattered about my modest greensward.