On these sarcophagi also the ornamentation is almost always rich, and carried out with neatness even to the smallest detail.
Coffer cut with ledges and catch-holes for a lid, like other sarcophagi.
Also, a highly preservative varnish in use by the ancients for ships' bottoms, sarcophagi, &c.
In this the graves and sarcophagi are sunk in the floor as well as in the walls.
The dead breaking open the lids of their sarcophagi and rising to judgment are justly famous for spirited action.
The group of sarcophagi in this chamber has apparently never been touched.
The images of the Four Seasons are not uncommon on Christian sarcophagi.
The museum contains a fine collection of statues, busts, sarcophagi, &c.
In 1787, one was opened at Crcy, and in it were found two sarcophagi of burnt clay, in each of which was an entire skeleton.
On the left-hand side, two sarcophagi remain, with the names of Sex.
c.1600, "type of stone used for coffins," from Latin sarcophagus, from Greek sarkophagos "limestone used for coffins," literally "flesh-eating," in reference to the supposed action of this type of limestone (quarried near Assos in Troas, hence the Latin lapis Assius) in quickly decomposing the body, from sarx (genitive sarkos) "flesh" (see sarcasm) + phagein "to eat" (see -phagous). Related: Sarcophagal.
The "stone" sense was the earliest in English; meaning "stone coffin, often with inscriptions or decorative carvings" is recorded from 1705. The Latin word, shortened in Vulgar Latin to *sarcus, is the source of French cercueil, German Sarg "coffin," Dutch zerk "tombstone."