Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Entry: sacrophagally (adj.)

In context: "For the past several months Mario has lain there in a sarcophagally tapered sleeping bag of GoreTex and fiberfill..."

Definition: From sarcophagus (n.):

A kind of stone reputed among the Greeks to have the property of consuming the flesh of dead bodies deposited in it, and consequently used for coffins.

A stone coffin, esp. one embellished with sculptures or bearing inscriptions, etc.

A flesh-eating person or animal. ? Obs.

Other: The first and third definitions make a lot of sense given the word form - not something I'd previously considered.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 450

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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