One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person's cremated remains.
- ‘A private family service will be held, with cremains to be interred at St. Alexander Roman Catholic cemetery, Woodridge, Man.’
- ‘It contains approximately 1900 crypts and 5000 niches for cremains.’
- ‘The cremains, a term of art in the funeral business, may certainly be felt if they are not sealed in a container; if they are, then feel free to touch the container.’
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