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Synonyms for morgue

a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

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"The Tragedy in the Rue Morgue. Many individuals have been examined in relation to this most extraordinary and frightful affair.
"Alfonzo Garcio, undertaker, deposes that he resides in the Rue Morgue. Is a native of Spain.
The permission was obtained, and we proceeded at once to the Rue Morgue. This is one of those miserable thoroughfares which intervene between the Rue Richelieu and the Rue St.
You shall give me all the information in your power about these murders in the Rue Morgue."
I perfectly well know that you are innocent of the atrocities in the Rue Morgue. It will not do, however, to deny that you are in some measure implicated in them.
In passing down an alley in the rear of the Rue Morgue, the fugitive's attention was arrested by a light gleaming from the open window of Madame L'Espanaye's chamber, in the fourth story of her house.
Now it was that those hideous shrieks arose upon the night, which had startled from slumber the inmates of the Rue Morgue. Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter, habited in their night clothes, had apparently been occupied in arranging some papers in the iron chest already mentioned, which had been wheeled into the middle of the room.
A local television program revealed the corpse experiments at Sydney's Glebe morgue, describing the morgue as a "virtual body parts supermarket for medical researchers." Former morgue employees said lungs, brains, hearts, femurs, and other body parts were removed from corpses without the permission of relatives and kept in the morgue for medical experiments.
An electrical generator room of the town hospital was being used as a morgue because the actual morgue was destroyed in flooding.
Number recorded per month by the same morgue in the first
Relatives waited outside a morgue set up in the flood-damaged General Hospital all day to identify and bury victims.
It's one of the more panic-inducing screen sequences in memory: In a hospital morgue, a mental patient is trussed in a straitjacket and locked away in the airless dark of a body storage drawer.
Centralization of DVI in the new temporary morgue likely will speed the rate of examinations, reduce the number of occupational health and environmental health hazards, and facilitate implementation of site safety recommendations.
Funeral director John Pidgeon plans to demolish a two-storey coach house and build a single storey morgue in its place.
In Baghdad, the government released its death toll of 379 after the Washington Post newspaper quoted officials at the Baghdad morgue as saying they had received over 1,300 bodies, including many Sunni Arabs abducted and killed by Shiite militias.