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corpse

1. n. an empty liquor or beer bottle. (see also dead soldier.) Throw your corpses in the trash can, you jerk!
2. n. a cigarette butt. The wino picked up the corpse and put it in a little box of them he carried with him.
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Instantly there flashed into his memory the circular openings in the roof of the river vault and the corpses he had seen drop from them to the water beneath.
When Zarathustra had said this to his heart, he put the corpse upon his shoulders and set out on his way.
When he died they threw him overboard also, though there were those among them who wanted to keep the corpse on board.
"You can take the dog," he says, "but you ain't a-going to find any corpse, because there ain't any corpse to find.
We felt deeply sorry for his death, but fearing lest we should be held responsible, we carried the corpse to the house of the Jewish doctor.
At length their expression appeared to flash suddenly out into the external world, when, with a quick leap, he sprang from his chair, and falling heavily with his head and shoulders upon the table, and in contact with the corpse, poured out rapidly and vehemently a detailed confession of the hideous crime for which Mr.
Noirtier was near the bed, pale, motionless, and silent as the corpse. The district doctor approached with the indifference of a man accustomed to spend half his time amongst the dead; he then lifted the sheet which was placed over the face, and just unclosed the lips.
To the sleeping rugs of the dead raider he drew the corpse, then he fumbled about in the darkness until he had found Mohammed Beyd's revolver.
CREON Fear not, I've posted guards to watch the corpse.
Again he approached the corpse. This time resolutely.
At one period I thought of cutting the corpse into minute fragments, and destroying them by fire.
Clayton rose and staggered toward the corpse. The two remaining sailors eyed him with a strange, baleful light in their sunken orbs.
Their first supposition was that it was the corpse of some person who had been drowned and was thrown on shore by the waves, but on examination they found that the clothes were not wet and even that the body was not then cold.
stand off, the whole of ye!" said Esther hoarsely to the crowd, which pressed too closely on the corpse; "I am his mother, and my right is better than that of ye all!
They jerked at it, stout and furious, but the color sergeant was dead, and the corpse would not relinquish its trust.