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Coffin, subst. 1) the chest in which a dead body is buried: Merch. III, 1, 94. Tw. II, 4, 61. R2 V, 6, 30. H6A I, 1, 19. H6C I, 3, 28. R3 I, 2, 38. Tit. I, 35. Caes. III, 2, 111. Per. III, 2, 52. Per. III, 2, 52 V, 3, 23.
2) the crust of a paste: “and of the paste a c. will I rear and make two pasties of your shameful heads,” Tit. V, 2, 189 (cf. Custard-coffin).
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