"stills" Definition

  1. undertakers’ slang term for STILL-BORN children. The fee paid by nurses and others for their disposal is usually 2_s._ 6_d._ A separate coffin is never given; the STILLS are quietly introduced into one containing an adult about to be buried. STILLS are allowed to accumulate at an undertaker’s until they sometimes number as many as a dozen. Some little time back a very bulky coffin was opened, and found to contain a large quantity of small corpses packed carefully round a large corpse. This caused a little excitement, but nothing was done in the matter.

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Position in the dictionary: 3465 of 4022 slang words.
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