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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 time for even grimmer stuff than that, like autopsies and embalmings in Isabel Allende's "The House of the Spirits."
Give us just one call, and you will entrust future embalmings and obsequies in your family to no other firm.
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.
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.