Definition of Cerecloth

1. Noun. A waterproof waxed cloth once used as a shroud.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile



Definition of Cerecloth

1. n. A cloth smeared with melted wax, or with some gummy or glutinous matter.

Definition of Cerecloth

1. Noun. Cloth coated with wax used for covering the dead. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cerecloth

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cerecloth

1. Gauze or cheese cloth impregnated with wax containing an antiseptic; used in surgical dressings. Origin: L. Cera, wax (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerecloth

cerebrotendinous
cerebrotendinous cholesterinosis
cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
cerebrotomy
cerebrotonia
cerebrotonias
cerebrotonic
cerebrovascular
cerebrovascular accident
cerebrovascular accident prevention
cerebrovascular circulation
cerebrovascular disease
cerebroventricular
cerebrum
cerebrums
cerecloth (current term)
cerecloths
cered
cerement
cerements
ceremonial behaviour
ceremonial dance
ceremonial occasion
ceremonialism
ceremonialisms
ceremonialist
ceremonialists
ceremonially
ceremonialness

Literary usage of Cerecloth

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"A bag of a cerecloth ; ' Wyatt, To the King, 7 Jan. 1540. ... cerecloth, CEREMENT, waxed cloth ; see Cere. CEREMONY, an outward rite. (F.. ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1790)
"... and found it to contain a human body wrapped in cerecloth. ... Which came principally from the cerecloth, they ordered the ground to be thrown in ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1790)
"... and found it to contain a human body wrapped in cerecloth. ... which came principal! the cerecloth, they ordere ground to be thrown in i diately without ..."

4. Archaeologia: Or, Miscellaneous Tracts, Relating to Antiquity.. by Society of Antiquaries of London (1789)
"... cerecloth, they ordered the ground to bs thrown in immediately without ... up the cerecloth and lead, which covered the face : only ..."

5. Memorials of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1599-1850 by Alexander Duncan (1896)
"From time immemorial the supplying of the " cerecloth" had, in Scotland, been the duty of the surgeon, or general practitioner. ..."

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