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.
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How to use cerecloth in a sentence
I shut the drawer again hurriedly, and that doll in its silver paper cerecloth haunted me all night.Humorous Readings and Recitations | Various
The best is a sort of cerecloth which he prepares specially with a very fine material.The Mason-bees | J. Henri Fabre
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 | Samuel Pepys
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 | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for cerecloth
waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud
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