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Word: coroner

Definition: public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes


Sentences Containing 'coroner'

Those are the main facts of the case as they came out before the coroner and the police-court."
This observation of his had the natural effect of removing any traces of doubt which might have remained in the minds of the coroner's jury."
"The Coroner: Did your father make any statement to you before he died?
"The Coroner: What was the point upon which you and your father had this final quarrel?
"The Coroner: I understand that the cry of 'Cooee' was a common signal between you and your father?
"The Coroner: How was it, then, that he uttered it before he saw you, and before he even knew that you had returned from Bristol?
"I see," said I as I glanced down the column, "that the coroner in his concluding remarks was rather severe upon young McCarthy.
"Both you and the coroner have been at some pains," said he, "to single out the very strongest points in the young man's favour.
And about his quarrel with his father, I am sure that the reason why he would not speak about it to the coroner was because I was concerned in it."
A single man could not have carried out two deaths in such a way as to deceive a coroner's jury.
"That was what the county coroner asked me at the inquiry.
It could only be a small one, or it would have been remarked upon at the coroner's inquiry.
It would be a sharp-eyed coroner, indeed, who could distinguish the two little dark punctures which would show where the poison fangs had done their work.

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