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  • n. Plural form of embalmer.

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Examples

  • &c. -- In ancient Egypt the embalmers were a class by themselves.

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  • But the shrill laughter of the children grated on his ears, and the bright pitiless sunlight mocked his sorrow, and a dull odour of strange spices, spices such as embalmers use, seemed to taint - or was it fancy?

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  • But the shrill laughter of the children grated on his ears, and the bright pitiless sunlight mocked his sorrow, and a dull odour of strange spices, spices such as embalmers use, seemed to taint -- or was it fancy?

    The Birthday of the Infanta

  • One writer, in the course of a book review, takes occasion to attack teachers of literature in provincial universities -- "embalmers" of literature, he calls them -- who at best carry on "primitive forms of research" and at worst are "smug and snooty talmudists."

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  • And it's not only witches: Astrologers, embalmers, valets and driving instructors are now considered by law to be working real jobs, making it harder for them to avoid income tax.

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  • Granville concluded that the embalmers had used a method Herodotus had missed.

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  • The academy is increasingly proving itself to be the funeral home of literature -- one presided over by the academic critic-embalmers themselves.

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  • Ascending paralysis, a consequence of typhoid fever, often spread by contaminated food or water, would explain such a symptom progression and possibly the bizarre account from the embalmers who arrived a week after Alexander's death and found him so lifelike that they were afraid to approach.

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  • But some reports suggest North Korean embalmers are preparing to do the job on Kim Jong-il themselves.

    Kim Jong-il to be embalmed and put on display, says North Korea

  • The process can take up to a year and costs huge sums: in his book North of the DMZ, Andrei Lankov writes that North Korea was rumoured to have paid Kim Il-sung's embalmers $1m.

    Kim Jong-il to be embalmed and put on display, says North Korea

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