Coffining
Coffin Cof"fin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coffined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coffining}.] To inclose in, or as in, a coffin. [1913 Webster]

Would'st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Devotion is not coffined in a cell. --John Hall (1646). [1913 Webster]


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  • Coffin — Cof fin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coffined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coffining}.] To inclose in, or as in, a coffin. [1913 Webster] Would st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home? Shak. [1913 Webster] Devotion is not coffined in a cell. John Hall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coffined — Coffin Cof fin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coffined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coffining}.] To inclose in, or as in, a coffin. [1913 Webster] Would st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home? Shak. [1913 Webster] Devotion is not coffined in a cell. John… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coffin — noun a long, narrow box in which a dead body is buried or cremated. verb (coffins, coffining, coffined) place in a coffin. Origin ME: from OFr. cofin little basket , from L. cophinus (see coffer) …   English new terms dictionary

  • funeral expenses — Those necessary and, in fact, compulsory expenditures, the necessity for which arises immediately upon and after the death of a person and which embrace the embalming, arraying, coffining, and sepulture or cremation of his body, together with… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • coffin — ► NOUN ▪ a long, narrow box in which a dead body is buried or cremated. ► VERB (coffined, coffining) ▪ place in a coffin. ORIGIN Old French cofin little basket , from Greek kophinus basket …   English terms dictionary

  • coffin — n. & v. n. 1 a long narrow usu. wooden box in which a corpse is buried or cremated. 2 the part of a horse s hoof below the coronet. v.tr. (coffined, coffining) put in a coffin. Phrases and idioms: coffin bone a bone in a horse s hoof. coffin… …   Useful english dictionary

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