from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cerecloth.
- transitive v. To cover, as a sore, with cerecloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bad spelling of cerecloth.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"cerement," the cloth dipped "in melting wax, in which dead bodies were enfolded when embalmed" (_Hamlet_, act i.sc. 4), but the sense of the passage seems rather to point to "cerecloth," "searcloth," a plaster to cover up a wound.