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Hearse (1 syl.)

means simply a harrow. Those harrows used in Roman Catholic churches (or frames with spikes) for holding candles are called in France herses. These frames at a later period were covered with a canopy, and lastly were mounted on wheels.

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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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Head of Cattle
Head over Heels (To turn)
Heads or Tails
Heads I Win, Tails you Lose
Heady
Healing Gold
Health
Heap
Hear
Hearse
Heart
Heart
Heart-breaker (A)
Heart-rending
Heart-whole
Heart and Soul
Heart in his Boots
Heart in his Mouth
Heart of Grace (To take)
Heart of Hearts (In one’s)