Definition of Death mask

1. Noun. A cast taken from the face of a dead person.

Generic synonyms: Cast, Casting



Definition of Death mask

1. Noun. A plaster or similar cast of a person's face after death. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Mask

death erection
death erections
death factor
death factors
death futures
death grip
death grips
death growl
death grunt
death grunts
death house
death instinct
death knell
death knells
death march
death mask (current term)
death masks
death metal
death panel
death panels
death penalty
death phase
death rate
death rattle
death ray
death rays
death row
death seat
death sentence
death sentences

Literary usage of Death mask

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1. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"The Kesselstadt death-mask was discovered by Dr. Ludwig Becker, librarian at the ducal palace at A|]e ed Darmstadt, in a rag-shop at Mayence in death- 1849. ..."

2. Browere's Life Masks of Great Americans by Charles Henry Hart (1899)
"... we have but one death mask, and although it is open to much of the objection urged against death masks generally, it is superior to any other death mask ..."

3. Talks in a library with Laurence Hutton: recorded by Isabel Moore by Laurence Hutton, Isabel Moore (1909)
"... Lord Brougham—Laurence Sterne—Lincoln and Booth- Walt Whitman—Liszt—Process of Taking a Life or death mask—Casts of Hands That Have Done Things. ..."

4. Masks, Heads, and Faces: With Some Considerations Respecting the Rise and by Ellen Russell Emerson (1891)
"... as in the lower animal, with only that elusive difference of human potentiality. An Aleutian death-mask obtained from the cave of ..."

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