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.


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  • "cerement," the cloth dipped "in melting wax, in which dead bodies were enfolded when embalmed" (_Hamlet_, act 4), but the sense of the passage seems rather to point to "cerecloth," "searcloth," a plaster to cover up a wound.

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2


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