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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cof·fin /ˈkɔfən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cof·fin, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coffined p. pr. & vb. n. Coffining.] To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.
    Would'st thou have laughed, had I come coffined home?   --Shak.
    Devotion is not coffined in a cell.   --John Hall (1646).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cof·fin n.
 1. The case in which a dead human body is inclosed for burial.
    They embalmed him [Joseph], and he was put in a coffin.   --Gen. 1. 26.
 2. A basket. [Obs.]
 3. A casing or crust, or a mold, of pastry, as for a pie.
    Of the paste a coffin I will rear.   --Shak.
 4. A conical paper bag, used by grocers. [Obs.]
 5. Far. The hollow crust or hoof of a horse's foot, below the coronet, in which is the coffin bone.
 Coffin bone, the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, inclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.
 Coffin joint, the joint next above the coffin bone.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : box in which a corpse is buried or cremated [syn: casket]
      v : place into a coffin; "her body was coffined"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    used in Gen. 50:26 with reference to the burial of Joseph. Here,
    it means a mummy-chest. The same Hebrew word is rendered "chest"
    in 2 Kings 12:9, 10.