Origin of mortician
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Examples from the Web for mortician
Marry Miss Dutton, and you'll be a scarecrow within a year, and require the services of the mortician within two!Bunch Grass
Horace Annesley Vachell
The really smart way nowadays of bidding good-bye to the world is to go to the establishment of a "mortician."
Here I discovered that to the mind of the mortician towels belong to the Dark Ages.
I remember one who was studying to become a mortician and he got several very expensive books on the subject.The Biography of a Rabbit
He had to go back and take the sleeping medicine to be ready for the arrival of the mortician in the morning.No Strings Attached
Lester del Rey
- mainly US another word for undertaker
C19: from mortuary + -ician, as in physician
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Word Origin and History for mortician
An undertaker will no longer be known as an "undertaker and embalmer." In the future he will be known as the "mortician." This was decided on at the second day's meeting of the Funeral Directors' Association of Kentucky, which was held in Louisville. ["The Medical Herald," July 1895]
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