Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dress or robe for the dead; a shroud.

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Examples

  • Hester saw and recognized the selfsame faces of that group of matrons, who had awaited her forthcoming from the prison-door seven years ago; all save one, the youngest and only compassionate among them, whose burial-robe she had since made.

    XXII. The Procession

  • Hester saw and recognized the selfsame faces of that group of matrons, who had awaited her forthcoming from the prison-door, seven years ago; all save one, the youngest and only compassionate among them, whose burial-robe she had since made.

    The Scarlet Letter

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