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Definition of "cerecloth" []

  • Cloth coated with wax, formerly used for wrapping the dead. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cerecloth" in a sentence
  • "He speaks the words to Burbage, the young player who stands before him beyond the rack of cerecloth, calling him by a name:"
  • "No one would hide anything of value there, no matter how many folds of cerecloth were wrapped round it for protection."
  • "But he did not provide rugs and pillows and cerecloth for the souls he ferried across to eternity."