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The term pall may refer to one of two articles:
- The pall, a linen-encapsulated square of hardened material that serves to cover the chalice.
- The funeral pall, a linen that is placed over a casket during a funeral.
Defn: same as pawl.
Pall Pall, n. Etym: [oe. pal, as. pæl, from l. pallium cover, cloak, Mantle, pall; cf. L. palla robe, mantle.]
1. An outer garment; a cloak mantle. His lion's skin changed to a pall of gold. Spenser.
2. A kind of rich stuff used for garments in the middle ages. [obs.] Wyclif (esther viii. 15).
3. (r. C. Ch.)
Defn: same as pallium. About this time pope gregory sent two archbishop's palls into England, -- the one for london, the other for york. Fuller.
Defn: a figure resembling the roman catholic pallium, or pall, and Having the form of the letter y.
5. A large cloth, esp., a heavy black cloth, thrown over a coffin at A funeral; sometimes, also, over a tomb. Warriors carry the warrior's pall. Tennyson.
Defn: a piece of cardboard, covered with linen and embroidered on one Side; -- used to put over the chalice.
Pall Pall, v. t.
Defn: to cloak. [r.] Shak
Pall Pall, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Palled; p. pr. & vb. n. Palling.] Etym: [either shortened fr. appall, or fr. F. pâlir to grow pale. Cf. Appall, pale, a.]
Defn: to become vapid, tasteless, dull, or insipid; to lose strength, Life, spirit, or taste; as, the liquor palls. Beauty soon grows familiar to the lover, fades in the eye, and palls Upon the sense. Addisin.
Pall Pall, v. t.
1. To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; To weaken. Chaucer. Reason and reflection . . . pall all his enjoyments. Atterbury.
2. To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
Pall Pall, n.
Defn: nausea. [obs.] Shaftesbury.
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