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  • n. Plural form of embalming.


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  • It has been asserted that the dogma of resurrection was much in vogue with the Egyptians, and was the origin of their embalmings and their pyramids.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • A time for even grimmer stuff than that, like autopsies and embalmings in Isabel Allende's "The House of the Spirits."

    Rives on 4 a.m.

  • Give us just one call, and you will entrust future embalmings and obsequies in your family to no other firm.

    Danny's Own Story

  • The repose of ages lay in its hushed groves, its drooping vines, its lifeless creepers; the dry dust of its decaying leaves and branches mingled with the living perfumes like the spiced embalmings of a forgotten past.

    The Crusade of the Excelsior

  • A quiet sign beckoned me yet upward, through one of the Guggenheim's cavelike little archways, and I was in a large room holding large canvases from the 1990s ” meticulous crystallizations, or visual embalmings, of prototypical American living quarters.

    Big, Bright & Bendayed


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