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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions).

Usage examples (31)
  • The museum houses a wealth of fascinating relics including a unique sarcophagus dated around AD 900.
  • You could use some sun and that sarcophagus is starting get a little stuffy.
  • This mask of Rameses II., from the lid of his wooden sarcophagus, is in the Museum of Ghizeh.
  • MR. PONEMAN: Our view on the second skin or what is sometimes called the sarcophagus issue -- (laughter) -- I didn't make it up. for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1981 National Spelling Bee.
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