Sitting in chairs staring at the casket are friends, family, and… Kevin Spacey?
Jerry Seinfeld once said that more people would rather be in a casket than giving the eulogy at a funeral.
Before the body was sent to the crematorium, Shilling and Crump filled the casket with animal bones, meat, and a mannequin.
It was better that he did not look at the casket and grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy too often.
I had helped load his body into the casket at the morgue in a city half a world away from his hometown.
They filed softly into the room—the Club rising as they entered—and circled around the casket.
He took the mysterious rose from the casket, and held it toward Severo.
Pog mechanically took up the casket and placed it on his knees.
She opened the casket, and found in it six thousand pistoles.
In that momentary calmness, he felt so strong and so rejoiced in his self-command that his spirit seemed to spurn its casket.
mid-15c., "small box for jewels, etc.," possibly a diminutive of English cask, or from a corruption of Middle French casset (see cassette). Meaning "coffin" is American English, probably euphemistic, attested by 1832.
Caskets! a vile modern phrase, which compels a person ... to shrink ... from the idea of being buried at all. [Hawthorne, "Our Old Home," 1863]