Corpse

Definition of Corpse

Pronunciation: kôrps
n.1.A human body in general, whether living or dead; - sometimes contemptuously.
2.The dead body of a human being; - used also Fig.
He touched the dead corpse of Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet.
- D. Webster.
Corpse candle
a - A thick candle formerly used at a lich wake, or the customary watching with a corpse on the night before its interment. (b) A luminous appearance, resembling the flame of a candle, sometimes seen in churchyards and other damp places, superstitiously regarded as portending death.
Corpse gate
the gate of a burial place through which the dead are carried, often having a covered porch; - called also lich gate.

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