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hearse, herce, herse.
1. Falling door of grated construction, i.e. portcullis.

2. Horizontal grating, flat or curved, fixed with prickets for candles to commemorate the dead.

3. Open metal framework over a sepulchral memorial, usually to support the pall, as in the Beauchamp chapel, St Mary's Church, Warwick. An iron hearse, with prickets, survives over the Marmion tomb in St Nicholas's Church, West Tanfield, Yorks. (c.1387).

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hearse structure placed over a bier at a funeral XIV; †bier, coffin, grave XVII; funeral carriage XVII. — (O)F. herse harrow, triangular frame for candles :- medL. erpica, Rom. *herpica, for L. (h)irpex, (h)irpic- kind of harrow.

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hearse

hearse / hərs/ • n. a vehicle for conveying the coffin at a funeral.

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