Caldwell mentions a body buried four years, the hair from which protruded at the points where the joints of the coffin had given away.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
When the coffin was in its place, and nothing else was in the grave, he sealed up tightly all the joints.
"Four Arthurian Romances" by Chretien DeTroyes
This more or less ambiguous term has been applied to various diseases affecting the structures which make up the coffin joint.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Frequently coffin-joint lameness or navicular disease is mistaken for corns.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
The foot-axis is an imaginary line passing from the fetlock joint through the long axes of the two pasterns and coffin bone.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Sprain of the Coffin-Joint.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen