Definition of Burial garment
1. Noun. Cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial.
Specialized synonyms: Cerement, Pall, Shroud, Winding-clothes, Winding-sheet
Lexicographical Neighbors of Burial Garment
Literary usage of Burial garment
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Everyday Classics: Third Reader by Franklin Thomas Baker, Ashley Horace Thorndike (1918)
"... collection of military forces. martial shroud, a soldier's burial garment, martyrdom (mar'ter diim), death for one's religion. marvellous, wonderful, ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1828)
"... sells for twenty or thirty dollars, as the burial garment of some devotee, who is supposed to smuggle himself into heaven in so holy an envelope. ..."
3. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, James Norris Brewer, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Frederic Shoberl, Joseph Nightingale, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, John Bigland, John Evans, Thomas Rees (1816)
"The whole form is evidently sunk into the awful (quiescence of death, and is enwrapped in its burial-garment. The right hand is placed on the heart, ..."
4. London and Middlesex: Or, An Historical, Commercial, & Descriptive Survey of by Edward Wedlake Brayley, James Norris Brewer, Joseph Nightingale (1816)
"The whole form is evidently sunk into the awful quiescence of death, and is enwrapped in its burial-garment. The right hand is placed on the heart, ..."
5. An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale (1922)
"The burial garment of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance was the matter engaging attention and provoking as many whispers as if this had been a congress of ..."