mortcloth

noun mort·cloth \ˈmȯrtˌklȯth\

Definition of mortcloth

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a funeral pall let the bedclothes, for a mortcloth, drop into great laps and folds of sculptor's work — Robert Browning

  2. 2 Scottish :  money paid for the use of a pall

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Origin and Etymology of mortcloth

obsolete English mort death (from Middle French, from Latin mort-, mors) + English cloth — more at mortal


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