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1  The atmosphere seemed tainted with the smell of coffins.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  It was no very difficult task, for the grave was so full, that the uppermost coffin was within a few feet of the surface.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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3  In commercial phrase, coffins were looking up; and, in the course of a few weeks, Oliver acquired a great deal of experience.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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4  'So are the coffins,' replied the beadle: with precisely as near an approach to a laugh as a great official ought to indulge in.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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5  'For a coffin first, and a porochial funeral afterwards,' replied Mr. Bumble, fastening the strap of the leathern pocket-book: which, like himself, was very corpulent.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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6  An old black cloak had been thrown over the rags of the old woman and the man; and the bare coffin having been screwed down, was hoisted on the shoulders of the bearers, and carried into the street.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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7  'You'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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8  Well, well, Mr. Bumble,' he said at length, 'there's no denying that, since the new system of feeding has come in, the coffins are something narrower and more shallow than they used to be; but we must have some profit, Mr. Bumble.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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9  The persons on whom I have bestowed my dearest love, lie deep in their graves; but, although the happiness and delight of my life lie buried there too, I have not made a coffin of my heart, and sealed it up, forever, on my best affections.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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10  But his heart was heavy, notwithstanding; and he wished, as he crept into his narrow bed, that that were his coffin, and that he could be lain in a calm and lasting sleep in the churchyard ground, with the tall grass waving gently above his head, and the sound of the old deep bell to soothe him in his sleep.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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11  An unfinished coffin on black tressels, which stood in the middle of the shop, looked so gloomy and death-like that a cold tremble came over him, every time his eyes wandered in the direction of the dismal object: from which he almost expected to see some frightful form slowly rear its head, to drive him mad with terror.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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12  So, they put the bier on the brink of the grave; and the two mourners waited patiently in the damp clay, with a cold rain drizzling down, while the ragged boys whom the spectacle had attracted into the churchyard played a noisy game at hide-and-seek among the tombstones, or varied their amusements by jumping backwards and forwards over the coffin.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
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13  It is a common thing for the countenances of the dead, even in that fixed and rigid state, to subside into the long-forgotten expression of sleeping infancy, and settle into the very look of early life; so calm, so peaceful, do they grow again, that those who knew them in their happy childhood, kneel by the coffin's side in awe, and see the Angel even upon earth.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV