Lich wake
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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lich gate — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lich owl — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lich wall — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lich way — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wake — wake1 waker, n. /wayk/, v., waked or woke, waked or woken, waking, n. v.i. 1. to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up). 2. to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken: to wake from one s daydreams …   Universalium

  • lich gate — Corpse Corpse (k[^o]rps), n. [OF. cors (sometimes written corps), F. corps, L. corpus; akin to AS. hrif womb. See {Midriff}, and cf. {Corse}, {Corselet}, {Corps}, {Cuerpo}.] 1. A human body in general, whether living or dead; sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lich (Dungeons & Dragons) — Lich Characteristics Alignment Any evil Type Undead Image …   Wikipedia

  • Lyke-Wake Dirge — The Lyke Wake Dirge is a traditional English song that tells a Christian tale (although the ideas and the imagery may be pre Christian Fact|date=January 2008) of the soul s travel, and the hazards it faces, on its way from earth to Heaven. The… …   Wikipedia

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