Lich fowl
Lich Lich (l[i^]ch), n. [AS. l[=i]c body. See {Like}, a.] A dead body; a corpse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Lich fowl} (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker; -- called also {lich owl}.

{Lich gate}, a covered gate through which the corpse was carried to the church or burial place, and where the bier was placed to await the clergyman; a corpse gate. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

{Lich wake}, the wake, or watching, held over a corpse before burial. [Prov Eng.] --Chaucer.

{Lich wall}, the wall of a churchyard or burying ground.

{Lich way}, the path by which the dead are carried to the grave. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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