dead body


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Noun1.dead body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or persondead body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
carcase, carcass - the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
carrion - the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
roadkill - the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle; "vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill"
cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, clay - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
mummy - a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)
References in classic literature ?
A BEAR boasted very much of his philanthropy, saying that of all animals he was the most tender in his regard for man, for he had such respect for him that he would not even touch his dead body.
Returning to the palace he sees within the dead body of his queen who on learning of her son's death has stabbed herself to the heart.
Philoctetes is healed by Machaon, fights in single combat with Alexandrus and kills him: the dead body is outraged by Menelaus, but the Trojans recover and bury it.
Barbour ends his book by telling of how the Douglas set out to carry the heart of the Bruce to Palestine, and of how he fell fighting in Spain, and of how his dead body and the King's heart were brought back to Scotland.
On a table in the corridor lay the dead body of Burton Duff.
The mourners, too, enveloped and swathed in their skirts and gowns, were unable to bestir themselves, and so with entire safety to himself Don Quixote belaboured them all and drove them off against their will, for they all thought it was no man but a devil from hell come to carry away the dead body they had in the litter.
Overcoming the repugnance natural to one who had never before touched a dead body, I stooped and turned him over to feel for his heart.
It was only at dusk, when the place was ours, and after General Baird himself had found the dead body of Tippoo under a heap of the slain, that Herncastle and I met.
The nobles stepped back from about the dead body of their ruler, and one of them pointed to the grinning corpse.
But it was a short-lived respite, for just as they had concluded that they would not be disturbed again Tarzan gave voice to a weird moan, and as the raiders looked up in the direction from which the sound seemed to come, the ape-man, who stood swinging the dead body of the sentry gently to and fro, suddenly shot the corpse far out above their heads.
Amazed at the sight, he descended into the opening, where, among other marvels, he beheld a hollow brazen horse, having doors, at which he stooping and looking in saw a dead body of stature, as appeared to him, more than human, and having nothing on but a gold ring; this he took from the finger of the dead and reascended.
True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.