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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hired mourner at a funeral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hired mourner.


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  • As the funeral winds its way towards the mountain cemetery he hovers aloft in the air -- or, swooping down nearer to the bier, precedes the corpse like a sable saulie.

    Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2


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  • A hired mourner.

    February 4, 2008