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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped.
  • noun Solidified drippings of grease from a candle which cling to the side of it and present some resemblance to drapery in its folds and creases. The appearance of this has been fancied to be an omen of death or other misfortune.

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  • noun A burial shroud.

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  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

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