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  • n. Plural form of sarcophagus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of sarcophagus.


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  • And that, of course, according to the pope's wishes -- and these were his specific wishes -- will not be placed into a sarcophagus, but, of course, 148 popes buried with a lot -- most of them are in sarcophagi, which is a sign of nobility in the ancient world.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2005

  • Rolling slowly round the floor between the sarcophagi was a heavy, oily white gas which Arthur at first thought might be there to give the place a little atmosphere until he discovered that it also froze his ankles.

    The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • The stone coffins, usually called sarcophagi, were of oblong shape, having flat straight sides, like a box, with a curved or pointed lid.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The only large structure in the city, the mosque which surmounts the Cave of Machpelah, is in excellent repair, especially since 1894-5, when the Jewish lads from the _Alliance_ school of Jerusalem renewed the iron gates within, and supplied fresh rails to the so-called sarcophagi of the Patriarchs.

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  • Of the at least nine articles the Brooklyn Paper has written regarding the ginormous new security bollards outside the renovated Atlantic Terminal-which the broadsheet has unilaterally, and rather humorously, dubbed sarcophagi - this one might well be our favorite.

    The New York Observer -

  • uraeus cartouche canopic ankh was faience ba ka sarcophagi shabti

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Perhaps as guides to the afterlife crocodiles were also embalmed in sarcophagi in these tombs, placed alongside canopic jars filled with vital organs necessary for the thereafter.

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  • Houselike structures—little chests with gables—are at once sarcophagi, architecture and metaphors for the church as an enormous reliquary protecting the obligatory relics within its consecrated altar.

    Where Revered Relics Repose

  • Feeble start-up funds were announced for a green investment bank, one sixth of the minimum £6bn thought necessary, and there was a tragic-comic increase in one area after the government underestimated the cost of decommissioning nuclear power stations ( "late and over-budget" will be carved on the concrete sarcophagi of the industry).

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  • "Fascinating Mummies" brings together a selection of pieces from the museum centered around mummification and death rituals, including recent cat scans of mummies, revealing previously unseen contents of the sarcophagi.

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