- n. Plural form of cerement.
“Thereupon his three sons got ready the funeral gear and whatever was suited to his estate for the mortuary obsequies such as cerements and other matters: they washed the corpse and enshrouded it and prayed over it: then, having committed it to the earth they returned to their palaces where the Wazirs and the”
“He approached him as if to speak; but the recluse anticipated his purpose, murmuring in stifled tones, from beneath the fold in which his head was muffled, and which sounded like a voice proceeding from the cerements of a corpse, — “Abide, abide — happy thou that mayest — the vision is not yet ended.””
“I have often known him select one of the rawest and most ignorant persons in presence, and to him for the amusement of the rest, he has pretended to cause the absent to appear, the distant to draw near, and the dead themselves to burst the cerements of the grave.”
“Although it's dressing the corpse in borrowed cerements, I have to say this is almost a convincing reason to re-read "The Outsider.”
“Clothes which might as well have been the cerements of a corpse.”
“Annette, prepared the corpse for interment; and, having wrapt it in cerements, and covered it with a winding-sheet, they watched beside it, till past midnight, when they heard the approaching footsteps of the men, who were to lay it in its earthy bed.”
“The coffin was forced, the cerements torn, and the melancholy relics, clad in sackcloth, after being rattled for hours on moonless byways, were at length exposed to uttermost indignities before a class of gaping boys.”
“Unfortunately, there are no pockets in the cerements, so I can't bring anything with me to the other side.”
“There is a life-like pliability about it as it falls, and the tight cerements so define the outlines that the action makes me shudder.”
“He thought he was driving in a hansom, when suddenly he found Whyte by his side, clad in white cerements, grinning and gibbering at him with ghastly merriment.”
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