/ (ˈmɔːtˌseɪf) /
a heavy iron cage or grille placed over the grave of a newly deceased person during the 19th century in order to deter body snatchers
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Which of the following words means “to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot”?
Word Origin for mortsafe
C19: from mort dead body (via Old French from Latin mors death) + safe
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