cerecloth


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a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud

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Over against Bassanio, one recalls Morocco's typical association of lead as the material of choice for burying people, although he avers that for Portia lead "were too gross / To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave" (2.7.50-51).
Arriving in the Flour City in 1995 to deliver a lecture, Vonnegut, who had watched as Crone was buried in Dresden in cerecloths of white paper, was stunned to learn that his buddy Joe had come home.
Witness heroic scars, look here, ne'er go, Cerecloths and ulcers from top to toe.