from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A watch over a dead body.


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  • 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


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