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cooling board

[cf. US Black "The corpse.. is placed on a coolin' board (two planks supported by a 'horse' at either end, and covered with a sheet which hangs down to the floor) where the body is cooling off" (Smiley 1919:382-3); US dial. South idem WSC] n. a board or table on which the dead are displayed: When he went to see the dead man, they already had him on the coolin' board (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-01-29 03:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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