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Embalm   /ɛmbˈɑm/   Listen

(past & past part. embalmed; pres. part. embalming)
Preserve a dead body.

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"Embalm" Quotes from Famous Books

... together your thoughts, leave behind you a legacy of feeling and ideas; you will be most useful so. Renounce yourself, accept the cup given you, with its honey and its gall, as it comes. Bring God down into your heart. Embalm your soul in Him now, make within you a temple for the Holy Spirit, be diligent in good works, make others ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... has a sense of being teased and deluded with the rollicking strain. As exponents of the cautious, cannie Scot we should think them a satire did we not know what a wild vein of Celtic wit runs through the granite foundation of his character. If it be true that national musics embalm peculiar humanities, of no country is this so true as of Scotland, for no people and no history is so highly picturesque and so full of the broadest lights and shadows. In their earliest history ...
— Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 - of Popular Literature and Science • Various

... itself to me was to write to a friend in Rome, where I knew that it was a custom to embalm the bodies of high dignitaries of the Church, and where, I consequently inferred, such chemical assistance as was needed in our emergency might be obtained. I simply stated in my letter that the removal of the body was imperative, then described ...
— The Queen of Hearts • Wilkie Collins

... must coexist before a people proceed to embalm their dead for religious purposes. The probability that all these four things should coexist by accident in several widely separated races is slight indeed. The doctrine of chances is all against it. There is here no common necessity ...
— The Antediluvian World • Ignatius Donnelly

... saw the colonel fall, pierced by a ball, hastened to him with her servant, carried him from the ranks, and bore him away in an ambulance, though too late, for he was already dead. Her grief was silent, and no one saw her shed a tear. She offered her purse to a surgeon, and begged him to embalm her husband's corpse, which was done as well as possible under the circumstances; and she then had the corpse wrapped in bandages, placed in a box with a lid, and put in a carriage, and seating herself beside it, ...
— The Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete • Constant

Words linked to "Embalm" :   mummify, embalmment, preserve, conserve, keep up, maintain, embalmer

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