A whited sepulcher
Sepulcher Sep"ul*cher, Sepulchre Sep"ul*chre, n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s['e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum, sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.] The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a grave; a tomb. [1913 Webster]

The stony entrance of this sepulcher. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher. --John xx. 1. [1913 Webster]

{A whited sepulcher}. Fig.: Any person who is fair outwardly but unclean or vile within. See --Matt. xxiii. 27. [1913 Webster]


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