funeral undertaker


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n funeral undertaker one whose business is the management of funerals
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.”


In literature:

I now remembered having seen the fellow hovering about during the funeral, and subconsciously taking him for the undertaker's head man.
"Raffles" by E. W. Hornung
She died, and the undertaker had been gone but a short time when I began drinking, and the day of the funeral I was pretty drunk.
"Dave Ranney" by Dave Ranney
The funeral had seemed a function by itself, with some guidance from the undertaker and still more from Mr. Cowl.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
The church has its own salaried undertakers, and defrays all funeral expenses.
"Life in a Thousand Worlds" by William Shuler Harris
It rang from one end of the district to the other, convulsing dive-keepers who for days had been as funereal as undertakers.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
This paper is the undertaker's receipt for my funeral.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
The undertaker-blacksmith would notify the reader required, and funerals were carried out at any hour, day or night.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Seeking out a neighbor, he said he would like to bury Mary Duff, and arranged for the funeral with an undertaker in the close.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown
A Portuguese Funeral conducted by Rifle Undertakers.
"Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands" by Captain J. Kincaid
The funeral took place with all the state that undertakers could give to it in a little village, but with no other honours.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope

In news:

Family funeral plans arranged by Morristown's pre-eminent undertaker Lewis D Bunn will be shared on this October evening.