embalming fluid

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embalming fluid

1. Literally, a type of fluid that is used to preserve a corpse. ("Embalming" is the process of injecting a corpse with such fluid.) We haven't injected the embalming fluid yet—that's the next step.
2. slang Liquor, especially whiskey. If I keep drinking this embalming fluid, I'll be drunk in no time!
See also: embalm, fluid

embalming fluid

n. strong liquor; raw whiskey. Bartender, pour out this embalming fluid and get me your best.
See also: embalm, fluid
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No make-up is used, the embalming fluid (formaldehyde) creates natural colouration in itself to achieve a pre-mortem appearance.
Tomi Rae, 42, said: "They couldn't do the normal DNA test because of all the embalming fluid. So they had to cut off his legs to get to his bone marrow.
Roach (2003) notes, "Just as blood in the vessels and capillaries once delivered oxygen and nutrients to the cells, now those same vessels, emptied of blood, are delivering embalming fluid." Red coloring is added to the embalming fluid to give the bodies a natural coloring.
When the sweet aroma of the embalming fluid assaulted their nostrils, the boys realised where they had smelt that sickly scent before - in their bedroom when the weird clown had terrorised them.
Omer Vargi's wonderfully wry Turkish black comedy about two working stiffs whose lives take a radical--and unsavory -- turn proves a fitting followup to his promising debut "Everything's Gonna Be Great." Fatalism and hope jostle for ascendancy as the two buddies, immersed in shady goings-on involving a raft of dead bodies, decide to exploit the situation for all it is worth before the embalming fluid hits the fan.
There is a lot of know-how related to doing this, such as when to add clot-breaking component to the embalming fluid and how to massage the limbs to distribute the fluids.
"Every comic in the world has whiffed the embalming fluid after the show and those who say they haven't are telling lies."
Presumably for when you wake up and smell the embalming fluid rather than the coffee.
The embalming fluid is said to be a mix of formaldehyde, methanol, ethyl alcohol or ethanol and other
They would put the trashcans with the embalming fluids out in the back in the shed.
But he said the embalming fluids would not affect the physical evidence of a pregnancy in an inspection of the womb or ovaries.