cerement


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Synonyms for cerement

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

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The tennure, the dervish's outfit, symbolises his cerement, and the cardigan he wears symbolises his tomb.
A black lamb rose to cite the Devil--and disappeared, bier, cerement and coffin
He asks Marina to tell his tale, claiming boldly that "the tyranny of silence is not lasting, / And, though events be hidden, just men's groans / Will burst all cerement, even a living grave's
Amy Taubin is a contributing editor of Film Cerement and Sight and Sound.
the light of interrogation lamps, the cerement halos of cinder blocks.
The answers to all ten riddles, not previously published in Word Ways, are facetiously, syzygy, catenary, Toronto, asylum, cerement (or recement), Mississippi, scrotum (twice), and asseverations.
Our latest recollections are of sickly gleams of the fire among the trees, a doleful moaning among the branches overhead, and the gloomy tower of the castle all wrapped in wind-trailed cerements of cloud.
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 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.
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.