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coffin
 n.— «Unanimously passed a resolution that prohibits utility companies to place above-ground junction boxes, commonly called “coffins,” in areas where electrical equipment is run underground.» —“Ordinance on paying Teen Oasis employees tabled” by Joey DiGuglielmo Times Express (Monroeville, Pa.) Oct. 19, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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