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Synonyms for cerement

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

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Say there were two or three inches of hard old snow on the ground, with earth here and there oozing through the broken places, and that there was warmth in the sunlight, when the wind did not blow it all away, and say that she stooped breathlessly in her corset to lift up a sodden sheet by its hems, and say that when she had pinned three corners to the lines it began to billow and leap in her hands, to flutter and tremble, and to glare with the light, and that the throes of the thing were as gleeful and strong as if a spirit were dancing in its cerements.
But the Gospel misses a great dramatic opportunity to describe how Lazarus felt when he came back from the dead --bound up with cerements like a mummy and with a piece of cloth to keep his mouth clamped shut.
isn't it funny cerements have the same waxy texture
24) "they tore off the cerements, each thinking himself blessed to have but a scrap thereof in his possession;" Dec.
Let Peter Paul Rubens wake from the dead, let him rise out of his cerements, and bring into this presence all the army of his fat women; the magian power or prophet-virtue gifting that slight rod of Moses, could, at one waft, release and re-mingle a sea spell-parted, whelming the heavy host with the down-rush of overthrown sea-ramparts.
When their efforts failed, he commissioned a full-body suit of pure jade to be his funeral cerements (jade was believed to have magical powers of rejuvenation.
In this liturgical drama, sung by the clergy in Latin at the end of matins on Easter morning, the linen cloth represents Christ's cerements.
I don't know: / is calvary coming to him, / unconscious, inexorable, a rising water, / or has it passed, is it over, leaving him to me / to wrap him up in cerements, in tears?
One morning she will tear off the black cerements and come back with me to my room.