cerecloth


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cere·cloth

 (sîr′klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
Cloth coated with wax, formerly used for wrapping the dead.

cerecloth

(ˈsɪəˌklɒθ)
n
(Textiles) waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud
[C15: from earlier cered cloth, from Latin cērāre to wax; see cere2]

cere•cloth

(ˈsɪərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
cloth treated with wax, formerly used for wrapping the dead.
[1400–50; earlier cered cloth; see cere2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerecloth - a waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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twere damnation To think so base a thought, it were too gross To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave,-- Or shall I think in silver she's immur'd Being ten times undervalued to try'd gold?
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.
Witness heroic scars, look here, ne'er go, Cerecloths and ulcers from top to toe.