Then they wrote her name on the coffin in gold letters and added the family name.
The way he goes about this vengeance, however, is enough a snooze for you to want to close your own coffin for an eternal slumber.
The fourth coffin contained the remains of “Friedrich der Grosse”—Frederick the Great, the son of the Soldier King.
The U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS was “the last nail in my coffin” he told the camera.
Looking back, one sees that was the final nail in the coffin of Libyan democracy.
One peculiar feature was that on every coffin was placed a bunch of freshly plucked spearmint.
They brought the coffin back in great state, and buried him with his parents.
No mother, weeping over the coffin of her child, dreams that we have pity and sorrow in our hearts for her.
coffin's Point is, however, remote from all these disturbances, and I hope it will remain so.
The body is described as well arranged in the coffin, with arms and legs still flexible.
early 14c., "chest or box for valuables," from Old French cofin "sarcophagus," earlier "basket, coffer" (12c., Modern French coffin), from Latin cophinus "basket, hamper" (source of Italian cafano, Spanish cuebano "basket"), from Greek kophinos "a basket," of uncertain origin.
Funeral sense in English is 1520s; before that it was the literal Latin one and had also a meaning of "pie crust" (late 14c.). Meaning "vehicle regarded as unsafe" is from 1830s. Coffin nail "cigarette" is slang from 1880; nail in (one's) coffin "thing that contributes to one's death" is from 1792.
used in Gen. 50:26 with reference to the burial of Joseph. Here, it means a mummy-chest. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chest" in 2 Kings 12:9, 10.