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  • Meanwhile the diener had laid out a fingerprint card on the stainless-steel counter.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • Then he sprayed the fingertips with a drying agent while his diener filled a shallow glass saucer with black ink, viscous from the cold of the autopsy room, and microwaved it for several seconds.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • The diener, a tall black man in surgical greens, hurried over to intercept him—the autopsy was already under way.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

  • He turns to his diener, a young woman who assists him during autopsies.

    HOUSE RULES

  • Now Nitsche pulled off the paper bags and both prosecutor and diener leaned close.

    The Killing Hour

  • Dr. Mochtar and a diener turned the body over, and Dr. Mochtar began to stitch up the corpse.

    Enemy Within

  • Pacers pg-travis diener he's puttn up nice numbers compared to LeBron

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  • I'm giving everyone until midnight Monday, March 9th, to send in their guesses to michelle diener [at] gmail dot com (no spaces), and we'll put the correct answers in a hat and pull out a winner.

    Magical Musings

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  • "The word Diener is German for servant. In English, it is generally used to describe the person, in the morgue, responsible for handling, moving, and cleaning the corpse (though, at some institutions dieners perform the entire dissection at autopsy). It is derived from the German word Leichendiener, which literally means corpse servant."
    Wikipedia

    November 22, 2011

  • "He needed money for centrifuges, glassware, heating, not to mention 'dieners'—the word still in use for technicians—and young scientists."
    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 429

    February 17, 2009