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  • n. Plural form of undertaker.

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Examples

  • There are people called undertakers who are going to come and take Nana with them in a special car.

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  • Lowland gentlemen, called undertakers, chiefly natives of the shire of

    A Legend of Montrose

  • An alternative to initiative is undertaking, but that may have fallen by the wayside as the managers of funerals became known as undertakers.

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  • That monarch granted the property of the Island of Lewis, as if it had been an unknown and savage country, to a number of Lowland gentlemen, called undertakers, chiefly natives of the shire of Fife, that they might colonise and settle there.

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  • That monarch granted the property of the Island of Lewis, as if it had been an unknown and savage country, to a number of Lowland gentlemen, called undertakers, chiefly natives of the shire of Fife, that they might colonize and settle there.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • As a teacher, I always said us and the undertakers are the only ones recession-proof.

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  • At the time, those in the business were called undertakers and the social norm was to have the funeral in the parlor of a family's home or a church.

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  • Jones agrees but notes, basically, that things change and organizations need to adapt to change just as wagon wheel makers did with the advent of the automobile or, humorously, the notion undertakers took a hit because of the invention of penicillin.

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  • He had also been one of the eight "undertakers" who, in 1627, assumed the debts and financial support of the Plymouth colony.

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  • He had learnt from the wire-pullers of the day — or "undertakers" as they were then called — that he could depend upon a majority being returned which would be willing to grant supplies in return for certain concessions.

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