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Mortsafe

Definition of the noun Mortsafe

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noun

  1. [Scotland] An iron frame constructed over a grave as a protection against resurrectionists

Explanation

Mortsafe: Mortsafes were contraptions designed to protect graves from disturbance. Resurrectionists had supplied the schools of anatomy in Scotland since the early 18th century. This was due to the necessity for medical students to learn anatomy by attending dissections of human subjects, which was frustrated by the very limited allowance of dead bodies - for example the corpses of executed criminals - granted by the government, which controlled the supply.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

mortsafe. Protective iron railings surrounding and covering a grave or vault. mortuary. 1. Building where corpses are temporarily accommodated, for identification, or autopsies. 2. Burialplace or sepulchre. 3. *Deadhouse. Related terms ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

rack 05 frame,grate, grill, harsh,siver, syver06grille 07 braying,galling, grizzly, irksome, jarring, lattice,rasping, raucous,squeaky, trellis08annoying, cancelli, creaking, grinding, gritting,mortsafe, scrannel, scraping,scratchy,strident 09 firegrate, ...

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Small photo of EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 11TH 2016: A mortsafe cage covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, on 11th March 2016. Mortsafes were used to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes.Small photo of An iron cage (known as a mortsafe) covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mortsafes were used in the 19th century to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes.Small photo of An iron cage (known as a mortsafe) covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mortsafes were used in the 19th century to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes.Small photo of An iron cage (known as a mortsafe) covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mortsafes were used in the 19th century to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes.Small photo of An iron cage (known as a mortsafe) covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Mortsafes were used in the 19th century to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes.Small photo of EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 11TH 2016: A mortsafe cage covering a grave in Greyfriars Cemetery in Edinburgh, on 11th March 2016. Mortsafes were used to prevent bodysnatchers from stealing corpes. More...

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Video shows what mortsafe means. An iron frame constructed over a grave as a protection against resurrectionists. Mortsafe Meaning. How to pronounce ...

Scrabble value of M3O1R1T1S1A1F4E1

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