casketlike

casket

[kas-kit, kah-skit]
noun
1.
a coffin.
2.
a small chest or box, as for jewels.
verb (used with object)
3.
to put or enclose in a casket.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < ?

casketlike, adjective
uncasketed, adjective
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casket (ˈkɑːskɪt)
 
n
1.  a small box or chest for valuables, esp jewels
2.  chiefly (US) another name for coffin
 
[C15: probably from Old French cassette little box; see case²]

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casket
1461, "small box for jewels, etc.," possibly formed as a dim. of Eng. cask, or from Norm.-Fr. cassette, from M.Fr. casset (see cassette). Meaning of "coffin" is Amer.Eng., probably euphemistic, first attested 1849.
"Caskets! a vile modern phrase, which compels a person ... to shrink ... from the idea of being buried at all." [Hawthorne, 1863]
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