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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See likewake.

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Examples

  • I will instance only lich, ‘a dead carcase, whence lichwake, the time or act of watching by the dead; lichgate, the gate through which the dead are carried to the grave; Lichfield, the field of the dead, a city in Staffordshire, so named from martyred Christians.

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