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  • n. A burial shroud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sheet in which a corpse is wound or wrapped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped.
  • n. Solidified drippings of grease from a candle which cling to the side of it and present some resemblance to drapery in its folds and creases. The appearance of this has been fancied to be an omen of death or other misfortune.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

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