Having spent 11 hours in cold storage, she began moving around within her body bag, where mortuary staff found her alive and well.
There, in the pews at the Hillside Memorial Park and mortuary in Los Angeles, paying her respects was Jacqueline Bisset.
One “gallant old doctor” says he finds it unsuitable she is in a mortuary.
But mostly they reminded me of mass death—of corpses once distorted and now laid out straight in a mortuary.
After fifteen minutes of CPR he is pronounced dead and taken to a mortuary, where attendants see him breathing.
He had imagined it would be an easy matter to have the General transferred to the cemetery and the mortuary chapel demolished.
This was received with acclaim, but many objected to the mortuary theory.
We hear nothing in the trials of abstinence from pork, or the removal of fat from meat, or the mortuary laying-out of the dead.
His father had been killed, and his body, charred and disfigured, lay in the mortuary.
At home the colored children would have entered heartily into my mortuary enterprise,—yes!
early 14c., from Anglo-French mortuarie "gift to a parish priest from a deceased parishioner," from Medieval Latin mortuarium, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective mortuarius "pertaining to the dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "place where bodies are kept temporarily" first recorded 1865, a euphemism for earlier deadhouse.
1510s, "pertaining to death," from Late Latin mortuarius "of the dead," from Latin mortuus "dead" (see mortuary (n.)).
mortuary mor·tu·ar·y (môr'chōō-ěr'ē)
A place, especially a funeral home, where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation.