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em bom

  • v  preserve a dead body

  • It was a warm pigment made from the bitumen used by ancient Egyptians to embalm their dead, famed for its preservative powers.
  • After Evita's death, Pern paid the famed Spanish pathologist Pedro Ara $100,000 to embalm her body the way the Russians had embalmed the remains of Lenin and Stalin.
  • Soviet specialists are helping the North Vietnamese to embalm Ho's body so that, like Lenin's, it will become a glass-encased shrine for future generationsdoubtless including .
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  • Winston Churchill in Power Line (blog)
    Asked his advice on what should be done with Baldwin's corpse, Churchill replied, "Embalm, cremate and bury. Take no chances."
  • Susan Sontag in The Guardian
    To catch a death actually happening and embalm it for all time is something only cameras can do,writes Susan Sontag in Regarding the Pain of Others, "and pictures taken out in the field of the moment of (or just before) death are among the...

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