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rigor mortis -- (Latin)
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Angels & Demons
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  • Vittoria had feared the corpse’s mouth might be clenched tight with rigor mortis and that she would have to suggest breaking the jaw to see the tongue.

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  • Clearly he had been dead a while because the body showed signs of rigor mortis.
  • It’s a good thing he didn’t try that yesterday when I had rigor mortis of the head.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

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