n. cloth used to cover coffins during funerals

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Hearsecloth — Hearse cloth ( kl[o^]th ; 115), n. A cloth for covering a coffin when on a bier; a pall. Bp. Sanderson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hearsecloth — cloth lain over coffin during funeral Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Ecclesiastical Terms — Christianity is an institution of extraordinary duration and complexity (not to mention insularity) and, over the past 2000 years, has developed its own extensive vocabulary that is largely incomprehensible to laypersons. This surprisingly large… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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