Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The clothes or dress in which a dead body is interred; cerements, in the wider sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The clothes or dress in which the dead are interred.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The clothes in which a corpse is buried.

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Examples

  • But he comes, we find in the icon of the Nativity, peculiarly wrapped in what appears to be graveclothes, his cradle oddly resembling a coffin, the cave in which the baby lies not just a random hole in the earth, but made by his presence into the entrance to the very heart of the earth.

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  • And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

    FROM THE CROSS TO PENTECOST

  • We have kept on the graveclothes instead of putting on the garments of resurrection.

    Running For Our Lives in Easter Joy

  • And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • And that was you dressing quickly at first light before the heat came whistling up the pipes—early mass among the Italians in their graveclothes.

    Underworld

  • And that was you dressing quickly at first light before the heat came whistling up the pipes—early mass among the Italians in their graveclothes.

    Underworld

  • And that was you dressing quickly at first light before the heat came whistling up the pipes—early mass among the Italians in their graveclothes.

    Underworld

  • On Easter day, the church would be filled with flowers, and we would roll the stone away from the tomb, leaving a little pile of cotton graveclothes neatly folded inside the tomb and a notice.

    A Good Friday

  • And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

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  • And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.

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