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sarcophagus

noun

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a boxlike container for holding a dead body
  • the crypt under the abbey church contains the sarcophagus of the monastery's founding abbot

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“Sarcophagus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sarcophagus. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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