- cloth coated or impregnated with wax so as to be waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead, for bandages, etc.
- a piece of such cloth.
Origin of cerecloth
Related Words for cereclothveil, cloak, pall, envelope, sheet, garment, dress, screen, cover, shelter, shade, wrap, vault, shadow, clothing, cerement, cerecloth
Examples from the Web for cerecloth
Historical Examples of cerecloth
Not a star sparkled in the sky, which was black as ink; nature seemed covered with a cerecloth; all presaged an approaching storm.The Prairie Flower
So to bed, and there had a cerecloth laid to my foot and leg alone, but in great pain all night long.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
The best is a sort of cerecloth which he prepares specially with a very fine material.The Mason-bees
J. Henri Fabre
- waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud