Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A watch over a dead body.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Before it had died away, one of the Saxon bondwomen shrieked aloud, and the next took up the cry, and then another, as a likewake dirge, till every stone in the shadowy manor seemed to have a voice, and every voice was weeping for the dead lord.

    Via Crucis

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.