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.
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.
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.
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.