Death is a fictional character in Terry Pratchett 's Discworld series and a parody of several other personifications of death . Like most Grim Reapers, he is a black-robed skeleton usually carrying a scythe . His jurisdiction is specifically the Discworld itself; he is only a part, or minion, of Azrael , the universal Death. He has been generally used by Pratchett to explore the problems of human existence, and has become more sympathetic throughout the series.
In the short story, The Johnstown Polka, the simile has a literal frame of reference; specifically, a room in an old age home which is overheated because to open the windows would kill the people in it.
NEWS (3/24) : The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has reinstated a prison-conditions lawsuit brought by Virginia death-row prisoners. The decision reverses a ruling by a federal district court that had declared the suit moot after the Virginia Department of Corrections had agreed to change the challenge policies. However, Virginia prison officials refused to rule out returning to the challenged policies in the future.
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials. You can also find information here about searching the Social Security Death Index online.
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The destruction of the Death Star weakened the Imperial Military, and Rebel assaults on Imperial installations prompted the construction of a second Death Star , both as a sign of defiance and technological terror. Despite this, it, like its predecessor, was destroyed with all hands lost. Decades later, the Empire's successor state, the First Order , constructed Starkiller Base , a much larger planet-destroying superweapon considered to be an evolution of the Death Star project of the Old Empire.