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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud.

Usage examples (32)
  • But he did not provide rugs and pillows and cerecloth for the souls he ferried across to eternity.
  • No one would hide anything of value there, no matter how many folds of cerecloth were wrapped round it for protection.
  • Many of the teeth remained, and the left ear, in consequence of the interposition of some unctuous matter between it and the cerecloth, was found entire.
  • The coffin was completely full, and, from-the tenacity of the cerecloth, great difficulty was experienced in detaching it successfully from the parts which it developed. for more
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