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eks hyoohmay shuhn

  • n  the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried

  • Baden's exhumation last June of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers appears to meet that test.
  • The April exhumation cleared the way for Pio Nono's beatification, scheduled for this Sunday.
  • The families say they cooperated fully with the NCIS, but drew the line at exhumation; investigators' requests for the bodies to be dug up for forensic examination were flatly .

  • Ban Ki-moon in United Press International
    In his bi-annual report to the UN Security Council, a copy of which was obtained by KUNA, the Kuwait news agency, Saturday, Ban said, "The inactivity on the exhumation and repatriation of the remains of Kuwaiti and third-country nationals during the...
  • Charles Schumer in San Diego Union Tribune
    The exhumation of the body of Emmett Till brings the Justice Department investigation to a much higher level,Schumer said in a statement. "In this rare instance, justice delayed will not be justice denied."
  • Federico García Lorca in Sun-Sentinel.com
    We don't believe that the exhumation will add anything new to the information about the circumstances of his death, but we will not appeal,the niece, Laura Garcia Lorca, said in a telephone interview on Thursday.

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