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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coffin  \Cof"fin\  (?;  115),  n.  [OE.,  a  basket,  receptacle,  OF 
  cofin,  fr  L.  cophinus.  See  {Coffer},  n.] 
  1.  The  case  in  which  a  dead  human  body  is  inclosed  for 
  burial. 
 
  They  embalmed  him  [Joseph],  and  he  was  put  in  a 
  coffin.  --Gen.  1.  26. 
 
  2.  A  basket.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif  (matt.  xiv.  20). 
 
  3.  A  casing  or  crust,  or  a  mold,  of  pastry,  as  for  a  pie. 
 
  Of  the  paste  a  coffin  I  will  rear.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  conical  paper  bag,  used  by  grocers.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  5.  (Far.)  The  hollow  crust  or  hoof  of  a  horse's  foot,  below 
  the  coronet,  in  which  is  the  coffin  bone. 
 
  {Coffin  bone},  the  foot  bone  of  the  horse  and  allied  animals, 
  inclosed  within  the  hoof,  and  corresponding  to  the  third 
  phalanx  of  the  middle  finger,  or  toe,  of  most  mammals. 
 
  {Coffin  joint},  the  joint  next  above  the  coffin  bone. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coffin  \Cof"fin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coffined};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Coffining}.] 
  To  inclose  in  or  as  in  a  coffin. 
 
  Would'st  thou  have  laughed,  had  I  come  coffined  home? 
  --Shak. 
 
  Devotion  is  not  coffined  in  a  cell.  --John  Hall 
  (1646). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coffin 
  n  :  in  which  a  corpse  is  buried  or  cremated  [syn:  {casket}] 
  v  :  place  into  a  coffin;  "her  body  was  coffined" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Coffin 
  used  in  Gen.  50:26  with  reference  to  the  burial  of  Joseph.  Here 
  it  means  a  mummy-chest.  The  same  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  chest" 
  in  2  Kings  12:9,  10. 
 




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