I bedded down for this debate, Scotch in hand, expecting to be bored five ways to rigor mortis.
In 1991, kissable Johnny was found in a New Orleans hotel with a horrible case of rigor mortis.
The flesh had become cold and rigor mortis was beginning to set in.
"rigor mortis," Doc Candle diagnosed, with a wink to Collins.
But if it happened just before he died, rigor mortis would preserve the mark.
We know that the phenomena of rigor mortis had already set in before his body reached London.
Though the rigor mortis had not set in, he had evidently been dead some time.
His limbs had not lost their suppleness; the rigor mortis does not come, for a long time, to those who die by accident.
But death is there all the same, life has utterly departed, and suddenly comes the rigor mortis.
rigor mortis is generally slight, and, according to Lind and to von Opitz, decomposition takes place rapidly.
rigor mortis rigor mor·tis (môr'tĭs)
Muscular stiffening following death. Also called postmortem rigidity.
Stiffening of the muscles of the body that occurs after death. Rigor mortis is Latin for “stiffness of death.”
Note: Figuratively, rigor mortis refers to an absence of flexibility or vitality: “By the time the school finally closed, rigor mortis had set in in nearly every department.”