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    #1

    on a slab

    I saw the words "a corpse on a slab" and I wonder what is the meaning of thw word "slab" here, and whether this is an idiom, or a concrete image?

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    #2

    Re: on a slab

    It comes from the morgue, where bodies are put on a slab.

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    #3

    Re: on a slab

    Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!

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