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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Morocco has already pointed the association of the lead casket with a coffin, rejecting it since "it were too gross / To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave" (2.7.50-51), an unmistakable echo of his earlier reference to the gold caskets being "graved in gold" (2.7.36).
A corpse was embalmed as that of Edward II (the lace being completely concealed in cerecloth) and buried in Gloucester; the sole chronicler to note its display in the abbey prior to burial recorded that it could only be seen superficially.
Is't like that lead contains her?--'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?