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death angel

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noun
  1. Azrael.

Origin of death angel

First recorded in 1785–95
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  • So when she heard those words she made a great outcry, and wrestled with the Death-Angel, and sought to stay him in his purpose.

    The Holy Cross and Other Tales

    Eugene Field

  • So the Death-Angel went his way with that best-beloved lamb, and Persis fell upon her face and wailed.

  • He blessed God for it all, and he prayed for the death-angel to come to him ere he beheld the destruction of all he so much loved.

  • As he spake, the eyes of the Death-Angel beamed with pleasure, and again did the two friendly Genii cordially embrace each other.

  • So, silently and peacefully the Death-angel had visited her, and upon her features lay the calm loveliness of perfect rest.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War

    Linus Pierpont Brockett