Corpse sentence example

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  • Or was it the corpse of Mr. Abbott?
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  • On the way to the cemetery the corpse is generally carried to some revered mosque.
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  • Pierre was received as if he were a corpse or a leper.
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  • The corpse was covered with a white sheet, but before pulling the cloth back, the attendant again looked at Cynthia, who nodded.
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  • The door leading to his father.s corpse was locked, and he tested it.
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  • She couldn't shake the feeling she got when she first saw the faceless corpse, that he was Logan.
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  • The corpse, having been washed and shrouded, is placed in an open bier, covered with a cashmere shawl, in the case of a man; or in a closed bier, having a post in front, on which are placed feminine ornaments, in that of a woman or child.
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  • A public mourning followed, which lasted six days, and Cambyses accompanied the corpse to the tomb.
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  • The corpse was treated with natron and asphalt, and wound in a copious swathing of linen bandage, with a mask of linen and stucco on the face.
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  • In every case of death from disease or unknown causes sorcery was suspected and an inquest held, at which the corpse was asked by each relative in succession the name of the murderer.
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  • A painstaking police officer, considering the presence of a corpse in his excellency's courtyard unseemly, told the dragoons to take it away.
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  • 1); and at the beginning of the medieval period it was believed that his corpse was laid in Palestine (Venant.
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  • The corpse may be burnt, in part or as a whole; portions may be assigned to the priest, the sacrificer and the gods; the skull, bones, &c., may receive special treatment; the fat or blood may be set aside, and they or the ashes may be singled out as the share of the god, to be offered upon the altar; the skin of the victim may be employed as a covering for the idol or material representative of the god, either permanently or till the next annual sacrifice.
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  • Then the corpse is brought and laid in the midst; the pile is kindled and the roaring flame rises, mingled with weeping, till all is consumed.
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  • His headless corpse was later found in a ditch.
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  • A fierce quarrel arose over his burial between the brotherhood of St Stephen, to which he had belonged, and the university professors, who desired to escort his corpse to the grave.
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  • The mummified corpse as a divine thing - not the mere khat - was called the sahu (an old word meaning "noble") or ikh, which in the latter period meant a spirit or demon.
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  • This is the solitary record of his youth; we hear nothing more till, in his twenty-ninth year, it is related that, driving to his pleasure-grounds one day, he was struck by the sight of a man utterly broken down by age, on another occasion by the sight of a man suffering from a loathsome disease, and some months after by the horrible sight of a decomposing corpse.
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  • Each of the Council That Was Seven was represented, dutifully overlooking their father.s corpse.
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  • The king's corpse was carried to Winchester, and was honorably interred by the said abbot Dunstan, in the Old Monastery.
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  • It was his duty to ferry over the Styx (or Acheron) those souls of the deceased who had duly received the rites of burial, in payment for which service he received an obol, which was placed in the mouth of the corpse.
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  • At first it was enough to acquire some object which had enjoyed at least a mediate connexion with the hallowed corpse.
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  • Midway in the outer part of the Gulf of Guayaquil is Amortajada or Santa Clara island, whose resemblance to a shrouded corpse suggested the name which it bears.
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  • In Bali near Java, where the Naga-cult flourishes, a serpent is carried at the funeral ceremonies of the Kshatriya caste and burned with the corpse.
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  • In the vault he finds the corpse of Grendel; he cuts off the head, and brings it back in triumph.
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  • The motive of this, indeed, is to be found in the sanctity of Earth, which must not be polluted by a corpse; but its origin is evidently to be traced in a barbaric custom of ni~madic or semi-nomadic tribes who leave the dead to lie on the steppe; and we know from Greek sources that this custom was widely diffused among the tribes of eastern Iran.
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  • Now in the corpse the former are empty; hence, in the light of these preconceptions they were declared to be vessels for conveying Pneuma to the different parts of the body.
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  • Following Epictetus, he speaks of man as a corpse bearing about a soul; at another time he has a threefold division - (z) body, (2) soul, the seat of impulse (7rveu,uariov),.
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  • Simon Magus had given out that he was going to be translated to heaven, and was actually careering through the air in a chariot drawn by demons when Peter and Paul knelt down and prayed, and their prayers brought him to earth a mangled corpse.
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  • The only procession formerly prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer is that in the order of the burial of the dead, where the rubric directs that "the priest and clerks meeting the corpse at the entrance of the churchyard, and going before it, either into the church, or towards the grave, shall say, or sing" certain verses of Scripture.
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  • The crime has, however, never been proved, though a Milanese physician, who performed the task of dissecting the corpse of Peter Philarges, seems to have thought that he found traces of poison.
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  • The deed was done while the duke was superintending the building of the above-mentioned citadel, and his corpse was flung into the street (December loth, 1547).
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  • The sense of the gap between theory and fact gives to the religious element of Stoicism a new force; the soul, conscious of its weakness, leans on the thought of God, and in the philosopher's attitude towards external events, pious resignation preponderates over self-poised indifference; the old self-reliance of the reason, looking down on man's natural life as a mere field for its exercise, makes room for a positive aversion to the flesh as an alien element imprisoning the spirit; the body has come to be a " corpse which the soul sustains," 1 and life a " sojourn in a strange land "; 2 in short, the ethical idealism of Zeno has begun to borrow from the metaphysical idealism of Plato.
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  • The spirit is supposed not to leave the body immediately, and a corpse is either buried for a time, and then disinterred and the bones cleaned and deposited in or near the deceased's dwelling or in some distant cave; or the body is exposed on a platform or dried over a fire, and the mummy kept for a few years.
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  • A widow must shave her head, smear her body with black and the exudations of the corpse, and wear mourning for a long time.
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  • Under the harsh tyranny of Spain, Italy was now nothing but a lifeless corpse; young vigorous Germany was better worth saving.
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  • The corpse of Louis XIV., left to servants for disposal, and saluted all along the road to Saint Denis by the curses of a noisy crowd sitting in the cabarets, celebrating his death by drinking more than their fill as a compensation for having suffered too much from hunger during his lifetimesuch was the coarse but sincere epitaph which popular opinion placed on the tomb of the Grand Monarque.
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  • Betsy picked up a case of a body dump in Illinois and, as it was a slow day, we tried to bracket the unknown time of the corpse's disposal.
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  • When he described the scene to Cynthia later that night, she was dumbfounded that he hadn't burst into the boudoir and exposed the bloodied corpse of the dead acting sheriff that she was certain was reposing behind the closed door.
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  • The corpse bride waited on the porch tapping her foot, declaring, " I want to celebrate my wedding night with my husband.
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  • A mother in Kazakhstan kept her daughter's mummified corpse in her flat for three years.
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  • Now I have this syringe of glowing green gunk called an sql backup file that should reanimate the corpse.
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  • In the morning they found her mutilated corpse in a ditch with her breasts cut off.
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  • The castle is said to be haunted by a murdered women, who appears as two separate pieces of her dismembered corpse.
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  • His facial features alone take on the appearance of a rotting, human corpse.
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  • Thereupon, the rest plunged their swords into him, and he fell a mangled corpse.
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  • By nature, at birth, spiritually we are like a lifeless corpse!
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  • The end result is rather like a game of exquisite corpse.
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  • His bloody corpse, dragged in the stirrups by the terrified animal, revealed his fate to his attendants.
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  • Or does kicking a dead corpse make you happy.
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  • But a fresh corpse could fetch £ 8, £ 9 or even £ 10, with all the work done in a day.
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  • Here a cattle egret fed at a corpse, catching hatching flies.
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  • The astral emanations from the sacrificial corpse provide the ectoplasmic means for visible manifestation.
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  • Where no identification is possible, the corpse is interred in a grave with a full military funeral.
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  • Making no attempt to solve the crime, the local authorities rapidly transfer the corpse to a pauper's grave.
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  • If they see a particularly grotesque corpse they might puke up or lose it altogether and run around hysterically, shooting everyone in sight.
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  • He has six arms, carries weapons and a body, has a headdress of skulls, and tramples a corpse.
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  • Sounds like someone's into shagging the dead corpse of the Rolling Stones ' brief early 70s heyday.
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  • As Tresham died impenitent, his corpse was beheaded, and the head is to be set up at Northampton.
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  • There's plenty of blood, and flashing lightning as the corpse is hidden - but where?
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  • Directors: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson CORPSE BRIDE marries gorgeous eye-popping visuals with a twisted and often macabre sense of humor.
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  • As he lay there holding her corpse he realized that even a doctor mycelium could not have saved her.
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  • I loved the poor corpse better than all the world outside.
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  • If an ant is squashed clean the spot well as the corpse will release pheromones which will attract others.
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  • I had a deep, almost primal urge to corpse Kevin Richmond.
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  • Like other prominent regicides, Ireton's corpse was exhumed and hanged at Tyburn.
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  • By the corpse is a hat labeled ' Madame Rita ', real name the rather staid Mrs Grant.
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  • It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse!
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  • Whether they end up a fighting machine or a gibbering wreck ' ' Or a corpse.
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  • It is a misdemeanour to expose a naked corpse to public view, to prevent the burial of a dead body, or to disinter it without authority; also to bury or otherwise dispose of a dead body on which an inquest ought to be held, without giving notice to a coroner.
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  • In the sacrificial system of sin-offerings (Jhattath and'asham) we have to do with sin as ceremonial violation and neglect (frequently involuntary), or violation of holiness in the old sense of the term or as personal uncleanness (touching a corpse, eating unclean food, sexual impurity, &c.).
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  • The plan adopted by the Christians saved labour, economized space, and consulted reverence in the deposition of the corpse.
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  • 8) the recess above, essential for the introduction of the corpse, is square, while in the arcosolium (fig.
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  • There were numbers of lesser deities, such as Tlazolteotl, goddess of pleasure, worshipped by courtesans, Tezcatzoncatl, god of strong drink, whose garment in grim irony clothed - the drunkard's corpse, and Xipe, patron of the goldsmiths.
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  • Of the four souls of a Dakota, one is held to stay with the corpse, another in the village, a third goes into the air, while the fourth goes to the land of souls, where its lot may depend on its rank in this life, its sex, mode of death or sepulture, on the due observance of funeral ritual, or many other points (see Eschatology).
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  • Whether the departed spirits tenanted them according to the Chinese belief is not recorded; though it probably was so, for at funerals they might be carried, like the images of the gods in Lectisternia (see Image Worship), on couches before the corpse.
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  • It is a parade of wild animals Our world is now a pitiful weakling It groans with the burden of an elephant corpse !
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  • This look resembles a corpse right out of the coffin.
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  • Corpse brides are also needed for men who never married while alive, and die as a bachelor.
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  • You may want to start such a class with a Sun Salutation Sequence and end with Corpse Pose.
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  • In some ways, it resembles the corpse pose in yoga.
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  • The Corpse Bride - Fantastically scored Burton film.
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  • In the meantime though, you can check out the Beetlejuice soundtrack, along with The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.
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  • Comics like Tales from the Crypt, Army of Darkness and The Living Corpse have all graced us with images of the undead.
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  • Our Lovely Corpse Bride: This is a profiled dedicated to Jack's love in the movie, Sally.
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  • Then he dressed the naked corpse, and pulled her up on the drapery cord.
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  • With each passing day the possibility that Jeffrey Byrne's corpse might not be found became more real­istic.
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  • Sometimes the nearest relative sleeps with his head on the corpse, in the belief that he will dream of the murderer.
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  • By the common law of England a corpse is not the subject of property nor capable of holding property.
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  • It is not therefore larceny to steal a corpse, but any removal of the coffin or grave-cloths is otherwise, such remaining the property of the persons who buried the body.
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  • No corpse can be attached, taken in execution, arrested or detained for debt.
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  • But this did not conclude the ceremony, even as far as the victim was concerned; it remained to dispose of the corpse.
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  • He was put in charge of the Red Cross organization on the German front, and it fell to him to search for the corpse of the unfortunate Samsonov.
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  • It appears to have been a Greek custom to cut a lock of hair from a dead man's head, and hang it outside of the house door, in token that there was a corpse in the house.
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  • Weapons, food, water, unguents and various trinkets were laid with the corpse at all periods.
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  • The corpse of the vampire, which may often be recognized by its unnaturally ruddy and fresh appearance, should be staked down in the grave or its head should be cut off; it is interesting to note that the cutting off of heads of the dead was a neolithic burial rite.
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  • A few months later he left Egypt for the East and never returned to his city; but his corpse was ultimately entombed there.
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  • The men, however, refused to march without seeing their sultan, and the singular expedient was resorted to of propping up the dead monarch's body in a dark room and concealing behind it an attendant who raised the hands and moved the head of the corpse as the troops marched past.
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  • The deceased rao had declared himself a Mahommedan, and his adherents were preparing to inter his body in a magnificent tomb, when the Jarejas and other Hindus seized the corpse and consigned it to the flames, according to Hindu custom.
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  • In their funeral ceremonies, the moment the spirit has fled incense is burnt before the corpse until it is carried out to be buried.
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  • All hesitated save Angad (or own body), who knelt and uncovered the dead, but, behold, the corpse had disappeared, and a dish of sacred food was found in its place.
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  • In Teneriffe and Grand Canary the corpse was simply wrapped up in goat and sheep skins, while in other islands a resinous substance was used to preserve the body, which was then placed in a cave difficult of access, or buried under a tumulus.
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  • The story of the exhumation and coronation of the corpse of Inez has often been told.
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  • It is said that to the dead body, crowned and robed in royal raiment, and enthroned beside the king, the assembled nobles of Portugal paid homage as to their queen, swearing fealty on the withered hand of the corpse.
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  • According to Jordanes (the epitomator of Cassiodorus's History of the Goths) at the funeral of Attila his vassals, as they rode round the corpse, sang of his glorious deeds.
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  • His first wife, who died at Oxford on the 15th of February 1553, was disinterred in 1551 and tried for heresy; legal evidence was not forthcoming because witnesses had not understood her tongue; and instead of the corpse being burnt, it was merely cast on a dunghill in the stable of the dean of Christ Church.
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  • Some of the eagles feathers, blown to his side, suggest the death of the bird; at his feet lies the corpse of the little boy, and the horror, grief and anger that such a tragedy would inspire are depicted with striking realism in the farmers face.
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  • No coffins are used, and a stone vault is built over the corpse so that it may not come into direct contact with the earth.
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  • His corpse, after suffering every indignity, was quartered by the public hangman, and burnt with dung by the Romanist soldiers.
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  • On the 31st they were borne to the guillotine in five tumbrils, the corpse of Dufriche de Valaze - who had killed himself - being carried with them.
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  • ' The corpse laid out in state was provided by the priest with a jug of water for his journey, and with bunches of cut papers to pass him safely through each danger of the road - the place where the two mountains strike together, the road guarded by the great snake and the great alligator, the eight deserts and the eight hills; they gave him garments to protect him from the cutting wind, and buried a little dog by his side to carry him across the nine waters.
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  • He compares it also to the change of Moses' rod into a snake, of the Nile into blood, to the virtue inherent in Elijah's mantle or in the wood of the cross or in the clay mixt of dust and the Lord's spittle, or in Elisha's relics which raised a corpse to life, or in the burning bush.
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  • The corpse was flayed, and Mani's adherents were cruelly persecuted by the king.
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  • By the time of the VIth Dynasty it was usual to lay the corpse on its left side in the attitude of sleep, and a wooden coffin was often provided upon which were inscribed magic formulae that had already been employed for ages in ritual.
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  • It was always the prayer that the soul (bai) should be able to revisit the corpse (khat), and some inscriptions show an expectation of the body itself being revivified, "the mouth speaking," "the legs walking," and everything conforming with its previous terrestrial life.
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  • As the corpse was found generally to disappear and decay in spite of preservative magic, especially in the early ages, various substitutes were resorted to; statues and statuettes were thought efficacious, but, apart from their costliness, even these were subject to decay or destruction by violence, and in the absence of anything more substantial the Egyptians doubtless reflected that magic words alone in the last resort made everything right.
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  • In Edinburgh she was received by a yelling mob, which flaunted before her at each turn a banner representing the corpse of Darnley with her child beside it invoking on his knees the retribution of divine justice.
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  • Immediately on death the corpse is turned towards Mecca, and the women of the household, assisted by hired mourners, commence their peculiar wailing, while fikis recite portions of the Koran.
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  • It was of course only the few who could afford elaborate tombs of the kind: the poor had to make shift with an unpretentious grave, in which the corpse was placed enveloped only by a few rags or enclosed in a rough wooden coffin.
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  • The corpse was carried to Rome in slow procession along the Appian Way.
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  • Any one of these can pass on its sacred quality to other persons and objects (as a corpse defiles the mourner and his clothes), nay to actions, places and times as well (as a corpse will likewise cause work to be tabooed, ground to be set apart, a holy season to be observed).
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  • 3 In some parts of Scotland it is still customary to place two lighted candles on a table beside a corpse on the day of burial.
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  • In place of the long office of the Catholic Church we have simply this statement: - "The corpse is reverently brought to the grave, accompanied with the Congregation, without any further ceremonies: which being buried, the Minister (if he be present and required) goeth to the Church, if it be not far off, and maketh some comfortable exhortation to the people, touching death and resurrection."
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  • The primitive philosophy to which these conceptions belong has to a great degree been discredited by modern science; yet the clear survivals of such ancient and savage rites may still be seen in Europe, where the Bretons leave the remains of the All Souls' supper on the table for the ghosts of the dead kinsfolk to partake of, and Russian peasants set out cakes for the ancestral manes on the ledge which supports the holy pictures, and make dough ladders to assist the ghosts of the dead to ascend out of their graves and start on their journey for the future world; while other provision for the same spiritual journey is made when the coin is still put in the hand of the corpse at an Irish wake.
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  • He was unconscious and lay like a distorted corpse.
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  • Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
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  • From the moment Pierre had recognized the appearance of the mysterious force nothing had seemed to him strange or dreadful: neither the corpse smeared with soot for fun nor these women hurrying away nor the burned ruins of Moscow.
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  • Nick 's manager finds him an isolated country house and while there he comes across the putrefying corpse of his ex wife...
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  • Like other prominent Regicides, Ireton 's corpse was exhumed and hanged at Tyburn.
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  • Joy turned to horror as father fieldmouse stumbled across the rotting corpse of Grandpa.
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  • He has collaborated most with director Tim Burton, including Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Corpse Bride (2005), and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
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  • The small hairs on this writer's arms prickled with alarm when he first shot a corpse by accident in this game.
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  • A corpse bride, for example, is no longer just the title of a movie; it is a burial ritual that still occurs today.
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  • A corpse bride trader usually gets the corpse by robbing graves.
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  • It is also common for the current wife to purchase the corpse bride for her husband, in the event that he should precede her in death.
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  • In the Chinese culture, this is the position in which bearers carry the corpse out of a bedroom.
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  • Never position the bed so your feet are directly facing the door - This is the corpse position and represents death.
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  • On August 16th, a story first surfaced on local news stations that two Georgia men, Matthew Gary Whitton and Chuck Dyer, claimed that they had captured a corpse of Bigfoot and had it stored in a freezer in Georgia.
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  • The men revealed that they had started a website in July called BigFootTracker.com (now defunct) where they decided to display the picture of the corpse stuffed into a freezer.
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  • In December 1978, hospital workers found her corpse in abandoned Ward 20.
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  • Workers cleaned the room once her body was removed, but the ghostly outline of her corpse returned.
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  • Corpse Pose, also known as Savasana, promotes resting and rejuvenation.
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  • In addition, the corpse pose should be avoided after the first trimester.
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  • Usually this pose extends out of a shoulder stance, but you can also move into it from Corpse or resting pose, arms flat at your side.
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  • Corpse Pose - A healthful restorative pose, usually done at the end of practice.
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  • In fact, that familiar feeling of nearly falling asleep during Corpse Pose may become more of a reality if you do yoga on this type of yoga mat!
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  • Several yoga DVDs feature short yoga segments--use these to come up with energizing morning sequences, such as sun salutations, and relaxing evening sequences, such as restorative poses followed by meditation or relaxing in corpse pose.
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  • The corpse pose is a resting pose used for deep relaxation concluding an asana or pranayama program, but is added to any program for arthritis as often as necessary.
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  • With all the energy flowing through the room in a fun class like this, you'll want to end the session with a true relaxation pose, such as Lotus Pose or Corpse Pose, so that the kids have a chance to wind down.
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  • If he says that a subject is to allow himself to be moved and directed, under God, by a superior just as though he were a corpse or as a staff in the hands of an old man, he is also careful to say that the obedience is only due in all things "wherein it cannot be defined (as it is said) that any kind of sin appears."
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  • On the 14th of June the duke of Gandia, lately created duke of Benevento, disappeared; the next day his corpse was found in the Tiber.
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  • The simple offering of food or shedding of blood at the grave develops into an elaborate system of sacrifice; even where ancestor-worship is not found, the desire to provide the dead with comforts in the future life may lead to the sacrifice of wives, slaves, animals, &c., to the breaking or burning of objects at the grave or to the provision of the ferryman's toll, a coin put in the mouth of the corpse to pay the travelling expenses of the soul.
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