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death mask

n.
A cast of a person's face taken after death.

death mask

n
(Art Terms) a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death. Compare life mask

death′ mask`


n.
a cast taken of a person's face after death.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.death mask - a cast taken from the face of a dead person
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
Translations
posmrtná maska

death mask

nmaschera mortuaria
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(6) See Gilbert and Gubar's three-volume No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, especially "Soldier's Heart: Literary Men, Literary Women, and the Great War," the seventh chapter in Volume 2: Sexchanges (258-323), and "Charred Skirts and Deathmask: World War II and the Blitz on Women," the fifth chapter in Volume 3: Letters from the Front (211-65).
In "Iz Pindemonti" and "Kogda za gorodom," we have witnessed the poet trying on various masks (in the guise of literary subtexts), including the deathmask, as a means of imitating silence in order to escape the public eye.
The narrative is itself a kind of deathmask that transforms both Maria and Paganini into semblances of life.