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The Queen’s body was placed in a sarcophagus.
  a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
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sarcophagi sarcophagus
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  • The Queen’s body was placed in a sarcophagus.
  • Lying in it, as in a grave or sarcophagus, with a hurried drapery of sheet and blanket thrown across it, was the body...
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • She marched straight up to the sarcophagus and pushed aside the golden lid.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • By the afternoon of day two, the snow was three feet deep and my little metal but began to feel less like a refuge than a sarcophagus.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • Like an Egyptian sarcophagus!
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • She stepped back from the sarcophagi, suddenly cold.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Shakespeare told us precious little of the man whom he entombed in his linguistic sarcophagus.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Because the hiding place of the Holy Grail includes a sarcophagus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The sarcophagus, like many in Rome, was askew with the wall, positioned awkwardly.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Resa had seated herself on a sarcophagus.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart

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  • It was the captain who suggested the empty sarcophagus for Spender.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • We walked by a sarcophagus, and I remembered how the evil god Set had imprisoned our father in a golden coffin at the British Museum.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • At his side were Luke and half a dozen dracaenae bearing the golden sarcophagus of Kronos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Sarcophagi had been knocked off their pedestals.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He was his own sarcophagus, a bold and infallible diplomat who was always berating himself disgustedly for all the chances he had missed and kicking himself regretfully for all the errors he had made.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A raised sarcophagus belonged to Alexandre Vangeersad, and four graves in the floor housed the remains of the earliest family members.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Luke knelt on a Persian rug in front of the golden sarcophagus of Kronos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • She crossed her hands over her chest like a mummy in a sarcophagus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • A grand piano stood massively in a corner, with dark gleams on the flat surfaces like a somber and polished sarcophagus.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The orange light through the drawn blind, the sarcophagus of her figure on the bed, the spot of face, the voice searching the vacuity of her illness and finding only remote abstractions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • They fixed their eyes simultaneously on the case opposite them, and when the official figure had vanished down a vista of mummies and sarcophagi Archer spoke again.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Not a coffin, a sarcophagus.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The claw-footed iron tub was as soothing as a sarcophagus, and the pedestal sink with its separate spigots dispensed water that was either scalding hot or icy cold.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • The Twin Heroes of the Navaho had to pass not only the clashing rocks, but also the reeds that cut the traveler to pieces, * The sarcophagus or casket is an alternative for the belly of the whale.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • There were flowers surrounding the raised sarcophagus, and two rows of dark green pine trees in huge ceramic pots lined the opposing walls.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • I am as empty as those fake sarcophagi that you and I unearthed by the score from the sterile desert sands near Tarum bel Wadi.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • And who substituted for the ancient gothic altar, splendidly encumbered with shrines and reliquaries, that heavy marble sarcophagus, with angels’ heads and clouds, which seems a specimen pillaged from the Val-de-Grāce or the Invalides?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The ancients decorated their sarcophagi with symbols of life and procreation, some of them even obscene.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The sarcophagus of Diocletian.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Adams had, however, composed an inscription to be carved into the sarcophagus lid of Henry Adams, the first Adams to arrive in Massachusetts, in 1638.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In each of the angles of the chamber stood on end a gigantic sarcophagus of black granite, from the tombs of the kings over against Luxor, with their aged lids full of immemorial sculpture.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • Lying in it, as in a grave or sarcophagus, with a hurried drapery of sheet and blanket thrown across it, was the body of a heavily-made man, with an obtuse head, and coarse, mean, common features.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • At some distance opposite, the outer walls of Sarcophagus College—silent, black, and windowless—threw their four centuries of gloom, bigotry, and decay into the little room she occupied, shutting out the moonlight by night and the sun by day.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Medical imaging rooms, MRI tanks, and CPD bays flung open like looted sarcophagi.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I’d watched my dad get packed in a sarcophagus and shot through the floor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • We passed hieroglyphic scrolls, gold jewelry, sarcophagi, statues of pharaohs, and huge chunks of limestone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Its tail smashed a sarcophagus to pieces.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • At first it was transparent, but as our father struggled and pounded on its sides, the coffin became more and more solid—a golden Egyptian sarcophagus inlaid with jewels.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • He led me to a crumbling stone sarcophagus and bowed to it respectfully.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The Egypt wing wasn’t crowded—just a few clumps of old people and a foreign tour group with a guide explaining a sarcophagus in French.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The inscription on the sarcophagus had worn away centuries ago, but I supposed this was Beatrice’s final resting place.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The sarcophagus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Little was left to be found except the skeleton, some random shreds of tissue and tendon, and the cruciform-still attached to the rib cage like some splendid cross packed in the sarcophagus of a long-dead pope.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Now, as far as I knew, he was still sailing around on his demon-infested cruise ship while his chopped-up Lord Kronos re-formed, bit by bit, in a golden sarcophagus, biding his time until he had enough power to challenge the Olympian gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • A sarcophagus, engraved with Ancient Greek scenes of cities in flames and heroes dying grisly deaths.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • A second sarcophagus had been placed beside the woman, depicting a man.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Celaena stalked between the two sarcophagi.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Luke pointed to the gold sarcophagus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Are they going to decorate their ’Hall of Life’ with obscene symbols, like the ones found on many ancient sarcophagi?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Through the barrier she could see the front of the sarcophagus.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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