On the bed, surrounded by its heavy, pall-like green curtains, lay the dead son.
The silence in the room was deathly, the heat intense, heavy, pall-like.
Both dashed off at a rapid pace, through a drenching storm, with such a pall-like darkness that they could not see each other.
Before them was a pall-like darkness and the endless patter of rain.
Blacker than midnight were the pall-like clouds that "hung the heavens."
The great valley was preternaturally still, and pall-like as if steeped in the colours of the long, long night.
In the pall-like blackness which followed ears listened intently, but could distinguish nothing except the lash of the sea.
Mrs. Whaling, like some human fungus, seemed to thrive in the pall-like depth of the social darkness and depression.
It seemed strange to Juliette that there did not hang over it some sort of pall-like presentiment of coming evil.
Old English pæll "rich cloth or cloak, purple robe, altar cloth," from Latin pallium "cloak, coverlet, covering," in Tertullian, the garment worn by Christians instead of the Roman toga; related to pallo "robe, cloak," palla "long upper garment of Roman women," perhaps from the root of pellis "skin." Notion of "cloth spread over a coffin" (mid-15c.) led to figurative sense of "dark, gloomy mood" (1742).
"become tiresome," 1700, from Middle English pallen "to become faint, fail in strength" (late 14c.), shortened form of appallen "to dismay, fill with horror or disgust" (see appall). Related: Palled; palling.