- pallium (def. 2b).
- a linen cloth or a square cloth-covered piece of cardboard used to cover a chalice.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pallpall-like, adjective
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In late May, China’s State Council signaled a crackdown on cryptocurrency mining, causing bitcoin’s price to plummet by 30% and casting a pall across the entire industry, which collectively lost over $1 trillion in value.Why China Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Mining and What It Could Mean for Other Countries|Charlie Campbell / Chengdu and Shanghai|June 2, 2021|Time
I can think of few events which cast a greater pall over the Senate than the untimely death of our beloved colleague, Lester Hunt.Our politics is no uglier or more dysfunctional than in the past|Kyle Longley|May 14, 2021|Washington Post
Even without the pall of the horse’s failed drug test, you’re better off fading Medina Spirit in the Preakness Stakes.Two horses that can beat Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit at the Preakness Stakes|Neil Greenberg|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
While pandemic pall is visceral, climate change can feel far off, requiring effort to remain engaged, or at a minimum, to keep paying attention.Six ways to stay balanced during the climate crisis|Ariella Cook-Shonkoff, Neelu Tummala|April 7, 2021|Washington Post
The battles in the late 1980s over controversial artwork exhibited by NEA-funded institutions — namely, photographs by Andres Serrano and Robert Mapplethorpe — cast a frustrating pall over government support that dogs the issue to this day.The culture is ailing. It’s time for a Dr. Fauci for the arts.|Peter Marks|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
It cast this pall over the movie, which was one of my favorites of last year.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dad was lying on his bed in his underwear and T-shirt smoking a Pall Mall.
He took a cigarette from a pack of Pall Malls on the bedside table.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis|Stanley Booth|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was literally a pall over the city when the Rangers won the first two games.
We may think it has to do with some moody pall over his administration right now.Obama Loves ‘Breaking Bad’ Because Of Course He Does|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sudden pall of darkness in this strange house of mystery was just a tiny bit awesome.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
The corpse was lying in a narrow coffin, upon a low bier, both of which were covered with a white pall.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
Chains creaked, hinges groaned, and the great black pall above him began gradually to rise.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Next the artist changed to the string of pity, and thoughts of the worlds sorrows came over him like a pall.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Accustomed as he was to open appreciation by the sex, it never seemed to pall on him.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills