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Definition of the noun Mortsafe
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- [Scotland] An iron frame constructed over a grave as a protection against resurrectionists
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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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 ...
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