Coffins

Coffins are boxes that are used to contain dead people. They can be a simple wood box, or they can be more lavish with decoration, padding, and expensive fabrics. Coffins are normally buried in the ground, but can also be placed in a mortuary or burial vault, or used in cremation.

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What does coffins mean in a dream?

Either death or a deep sleep.

Coffins are symbolic of death or deep sleep, and in dreams act as a metaphor representing the end of something. Without further information it is impossible to give a reliable interpretation. A coffin might suggest the end of a relationship, a lost contract, the close of summer vacation, or the anticipated death of an important project. Multiple coffins might indicate the loss of a series of things, such as a group of clients or a collection of valued keepsakes.

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What way round do coffins enter and leave church?

Although there is no Biblical nor theological reason for the way coffins enter or exit church, the tradition is that they enter and exit feet first (ie, the part of the coffin where the deceased feet are). This is the tradition, whether the coffin is carried shoulder-high, or wheeled in on a trolley (eg if the deceased was very obese).

The only real exception is that of a tragic death of a baby, where the coffin (usually, especially in the UK, a small white casket) is carried in sideways by one individual - sometimes the priest, or the funeral director, or even, poignantly, the parent.

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Do coffins collapse with the weight of earth on top?

Yes they do. Coffins made out of any type of wood without being reinforced with a much stronger material would collapse within a matter of days. Even a steel coffin is deformed by the weight of the dirt above. Also in a climate where it is more likely to rain (such as northern Europe), a coffin can collapse on the same day if not reinforced due to the moisture in the soil.

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What is a a protective casket?

The majority of metal caskets are protective caskets, meaning that they use some type of sealing mechanism, usually a natural rubber gasket, to prevent the entrance of air or moisture into the casket

The reverse is also true. Fluids and decomposition gasses are not able to be vented out of the casket, thus sealing it all in. There is no drying out, and the remains stay immersed in their own decomposition fluids for years and years until the bottom corrodes out and eventually leaks. Hardly "protective", more like "destructive."

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Coffins

What is a coffin stand called?

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Added answer: a coffin bier or catafalque

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Why do vampires sleep in coffins?

Vampires do not exist they're only in movies to make it scarier. The first reference to a vampire sleeping in a coffin was in the 1931 movie Dracula. The first reference to vampires sleeping in anything other than a bad was in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

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A few of the more famous vampires were shown sleeping in their coffins which has given rise to the stereotype. This is simply because that was where they found themselves when they woke up and it is comfortable and convenient and they certainly paid enough for it, so why not continue sleeping there? Some have a great sense of tradition and family pride and that it as proper for them to continue with the heirloom. In fact, a vampire has no real need to sleep in his (or her) coffin.

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I believe vampires do exist. They're not like the ones that you see in the movies though. These people actually choose to drink blood as a preference and live the lifestyle based on what they've seen in movies.

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Ancient History
Ancient Egypt
Coffins

What is a stone coffin in which a wood coffin is placed?

A vault. Some states require one in addition to a wooden or cardboard casket to prevent erosion once the wood or other type casket starts to degrade. There are "Green cemetaries/burials where natural wood or fiber materials are used.

A stone coffin from the Egyptian pyramids is called a Sarcophagus.

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What rhymes with coffins?

Boffins (Slang for clever people)

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Why did monks sleep in coffins?

To keep in their minds that the grave is where they will end up and to live holy lives at all times in order to be prepared to meet God and be able to stand judgement for their actions during their lives.

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Why are children buried in white coffins?

White is a symbol of purity. White is a symbol of purity, but it may also be because of the fact that the child might have been caught in the crossfire of something that he wasn't really involved with. One last thought, white coffins could stand for innocence in that the child was below the age of accountability, that is, to not be aware of his own sin.

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Why are modern day coffins rounded on top?

It prevents the weight of the dirt from crushing the lid.

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How many coffins did they find in King Tut's tomb?

three

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Ancient History
Ancient Egypt
Pyramids
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Which wood coffin was placed?

A sarcophagus!!!! The stone coffin in which a wood coffin was placed is a sarcophagus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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King Tutankhamun
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How many coffins did the mummy of Tutankhamun have?

3 Coffins that were held inside a stone sarcophogus. The first two coffins were made of wood and the innermost (the one that held his mummified body) was made of solid gold weighing about 115 KGs.
King Tutankhamen had four coffins.

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Mummies were placed in coffins called a?

A mummy's 'coffin' is called a sarcophagus.

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Funerals
Coffins

Should a son be a pall bear to his fathers casket?

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

Sons often carry their father's casket at a funeral, so there is no reason why not if that is what a son wants to do.

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Bats
Vampires
Coffins

Where do vampires sleep?

they normally sleep in beds or in coffins

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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses put purses in coffins?

I don't think they do. Certainly not as a religious group practise or requirement. If some individuals do that would be up to them.

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How many coffins are mummies placed into?

3

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Stone coffin in which wood coffin was placed?

Sarcophagus

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What were the mummy coffins made out of?

it defends on the mummy if the mummy was rich and famous the gold silver and diamonds other poorer don't get put in coffins

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Judaism
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Why are Jewish coffins plain and without metal?

The Jewish attitude to the deceased is to show great respect for the dead body. Those who take the responsibility for preparing it for burial are regarded as having special merit. In order that no difference is made between how a rich or a poor person is treated after death, all must have the same kind of white shroud and be buried in the same way. Ideally this is without a coffin, since (in contrast to the Egyptian embalming process) the natural disintegration of the body should not be slowed. Also (in contrast to many heathen religious practices) there is no inclusion of well-loved articles, animals, clothes, foods or treasure of the deceased within the grave.

In Israel, the body is usually laid to rest inside a prepositioned concrete container which replaces the coffin. Flat concrete slabs are used as a cover before the soil is replaced.

However, in some countries, including England, the use of a coffin is mandatory by law, in which case the plainest kinds are preferred for the same reason as described above.

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How many coffins were found in King Tut's tomb?

King Tutankhaten had 4 coffins. They were all made of wood, which was then heavily decorated on the outside with both paint and gold leaf. One of Tut's coffins was made partly of gold. That was the coffin that they put Tut in when he died. The head of that coffin was made of pure gold decorated with stones and colored glass.

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WHAT ARE hermetically-sealed zinc-lined coffins?

A hermetic seal is one which is basically airtight. So a hermetically-sealed zinc-lined coffin is an airtight coffin with a zinc coating on the inside.

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World War 1
Coffins

Why are planes in ww1 called flaming coffins?

they were frquently shot down and burst into flames, with no eject button. therefore...flaming coffin

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