funeral-director love



from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Attributive form of funeral director

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An undertaker.


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  • In the festively decorated Grill Room of the Four Seasons restaurant on Fifty-second Street, just off Park Avenue, lottery winners Alvirah and Willy Meehan and their good friends, suspense writer Nora Regan Reilly and her funeral-director husband, Luke, were all sipping glasses of wine.

    Santa Cruise

  • The desk clerk, a thin guy with a funeral-director smile and a blue-serge suit, told me he was sorry but Mr. Forbes and Mr.. Forbes were not in the hotel.

    Dancing in the Dark

  • She figures she’s lying in a coffin now—as stiff and shiny and blushed as embalmed Egan—until she hears the funeral director, Mr. Hayes, speak to her in his funeral-director voice.

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • When everyone is obliged wear funeral-director garb, his grey hair and sombre jowls fit the mood perfectly while Dave’s polished and youthful glow looks a trifle out of place.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me


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