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  • n. Plural form of cerecloth.

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Examples

  • Early on the second day Morgiana went with veiled face to one Baba Mustafa, a tailor well shotten in years whose craft was to make shrouds and cerecloths, and as soon as she saw him open his shop she gave him a gold piece and said, "Do thou bind a bandage over thine eyes and come along with me."

    Tehran Winter

  • They passed in their tattered motley, some in the fantastic rags of the beggars of Albrecht Dürer and some in the grey cerecloths of Le Nain; many wore the blouses and the caps of the rabble in France, and many the dingy, smoke-grimed weeds of English poor.

    The Magician

  • And the faint ghosts in cerecloths, and the horrible shapes of the mist ....

    The Wind Bloweth

  • When they took off my cerecloths and sent me back to Wellingsford,

    The Red Planet

  • By it he placed his lamp, and then squatting down beside it in Eastern fashion he began with long quivering fingers to undo the cerecloths and bandages which girt it round.

    The Captain of the Polestar and other Tales

  • "Not if it were wrought of the cerecloths of the damned!"

    The Lady of the Shroud

  • But to help to the birth of a beautiful Psyche, enveloped all in the gummy cerecloths of its chrysalis, not yet aware, even, that it must get out of them, and spread great wings to the sunny wind of God -- that was a thing for which the holiest of saints might well take a servant's place -- the thing for which the Lord of life had done it before him.

    Mary Marston

  • The dressing of the wounds was complicated and difficult, the fixation of apparatus and bandages by cerecloths not having been invented as yet, at that epoch.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • Early on the second day Morgiana went with veiled face to one Bßbß Mustafß, [FN#298] a tailor well shotten in years whose craft was to make shrouds and cerecloths; and as soon as she saw him open his shop she gave him a gold piece and said, "Do thou bind a bandage over thine eyes and come along with me."

    Arabian nights. English

  • The whole system was, however, pervaded by the monastic spirit, which had originally preserved all learning from annihilation, but which now kept it wrapped in the ancient cerecloths, and stiffening in the stony sarcophagus of a bygone age.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 02: Introduction II

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