from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Livery worn by men-servants in commemoration of the death of a member of a master's family.
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A mourning-carriage, containing the heart of the deceased in an urn, was drawn by six horses, decorated with the richest funereal caparisons, and led by postilions in the mourning-livery of the house of Orleans.
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