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A gutter behind the tympan, under the joints, to carry the water away beyond the farther side of the coffin that descends from the tympan. It is about an inch higher on the near than on the off side, and projects beyond the coffin about three inches. — M. It is not now used, nor is it necessary, as we do not wet the tympan so much as to cause the water to run off.

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