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Care-cloth (The)

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The fine linen cloth laid over the newly-married in the Catholic Church. (Anglo-Saxon, cear, large, as cear wúnd (a big wound), cear sorh (a great sorrow), etc.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cards
Cardinal Humours
Cardinal Numbers
Cardinal Points of the Compass
Cardinal Signs [of the Zodiac]
Cardinal Virtues
Cardinal Winds
Cardinals
Cardinal’s Red Hat
Carduel
Care-cloth (The)
Care killed the Cat
Care Sunday (the fifth Sunday in Lent)
Carême
Car-goose (A) or Gargoose
Caricatures
Carillons
Carinæ
Carle or Carling Sunday [Pea Sunday]
Carlovingian Dynasty
Carludovica