morgue

Part of speech: noun

A place where corpses of persons found dead are exposed for identification.

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Usage examples "morgue":

  1. While there, I chanced to be attracted by a large crowd that surged round the doors of the Morgue. - "The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction", Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds..
  2. Then there will be an interval- after which a garret, a charcoal brazier, and the Morgue. - "My Strangest Case", Guy Boothby.
  3. Tho the walls of the barrier are strong, tho the iron locks are unbreakable, tho the eyes of the gaolers are keen, and everywhere are shining bayonets, still the prison is not a morgue. - "Comrade Kropotkin", Victor Robinson.