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- n. An appearance suggestive of death.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Appearance of death.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An appearance of death or as of death; the state of being suggestive of or associated with death.
Mom can sort by cheapest on up to show her, and if she doesn't want to buy me Saffy's Angel -- which she should because it's good -- then she can buy me something with nice cheerful deathfulness in it.
Of the degradation and deathfulness to the art-intellect of the country involved in such a habit, I have more or less been led to speak before now; but I have not hitherto marked its definite tendency to increase the price of _work_, as such.
"Swine-raven," indicating at once brutality and deathfulness; hence the line --