Origin of corpse
Examples from the Web for corpse
The corpse of a British man who died in Macedonia is being flown to Frankfurt for Ebola testing.
Once cleaned and sealed in two body bags, the corpse will be driven to a fresh row of graves.
Did Hamas capture an Israeli soldier, or drag away his corpse?
As for the Little Tramp himself, his corpse was reburied in a concrete grave to prevent future snatching.Invasion of the Celebrity Body Snatchers, From Charlie Chaplin to Casey Kasem|Melissa Leon|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was arraigned on two counts of hiding a corpse, and bail was set at $1 million.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I looked intently, and it seemed to me that what I saw was a corpse, tightly swathed in grave-clothes.The Treasure of the Tigris|A. F. Mockler Ferryman
The eunuch returned, followed by two slaves, who bore on a bier a corpse covered with a large pall.A Christian But a Roman|Mr Jkai
A girl of 17, likewise a semi-hysteric, saw in her attacks the corpse of her dead mother approaching her to draw her to her.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
While we were laying out the corpse, we heard the look-out sentry halting some one.The Black Watch|Scout Joe Cassells
Gaṇêśa made over the corpse to his Gaṇas,16 asking them to watch over it carefully.Tales of the Sun|Mrs. Howard Kingscote
British Dictionary definitions for corpse
Word Origin for corpse
Word Origin and History for corpse
1540s, variant spelling of corps (q.v.). The -p- originally was silent, as in French, and with some speakers still is. The terminal -e was rare before 19c. Corpse-candle is attested from 1690s.