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mod. alcohol intoxicated. By morning they were all embalmed.
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embalming fluid

n. strong liquor; raw whiskey. Bartender, pour out this embalming fluid and get me your best.
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13) Supposing all goes well and the deceased does not have contagious diseases, the embalming will take place.
For the past 22 years, Latham and his family had been embalming and wrestling in relative obscurity until a television producer came to the Mississippi River town of 8,000 for a funeral.
Our findings of linen impregnated with embalming agents force a fundamental reassessment of the origins of Egyptian mummification," says archaeological chemist Stephen Buckley of the University of York in England, a study coauthor.
It is common consensus that the American Civil War was the "first modern wan" Many inventions we see today were developed from the war including machine guns, iron-clad ships, repeating rifles, trench warfare and, yes, arterial embalming -- the preservation and restoration of the dead for repatriation.
When the war ended, the practice of embalming did not, due in part to the fact that chemical companies, which manufactured embalming fluid, also founded the nation's first mortuary schools.
The funeral director arranges for disposal of the body, prepares the deceased for viewing and arranges an embalming.
My sister and dad don't like the idea of embalming and I can understand that but I'm fine with staying in the room while the embalmer does his bit," she said.
There the students learn how to prepare bodies for viewing, including case analysis, embalming, cosmetizing and restorations.
So much of the embalming for funerals was provided by Letterkenny General Hospital.
The property was assembled in two deals with Tri-State Crematory & Embalming Service Inc.
The 12-and-a-half-acre cemetery, first used in 1865, will dedicate a half acre to burial without embalming or vaults.
CAIRO: Egyptian antiquities authorities on Thursday revealed an ancient Pharaonic embalming bed unearthed from a mysterious tomb near Luxor used to prepare bodies for mummification more than 3,000 years ago.
The Origin and Spread of Embalming in the United States
Formaldehyde is an efficient cellular preservative useful in a variety of industrial settings, most notably, in its use as an embalming fluid.