Grave wax
Grave Grave, n. [AS. gr?f, fr. grafan to dig; akin to D. & OS. graf, G. grab, Icel. gr["o]f, Russ. grob' grave, coffin. See {Grave} to carve.] An excavation in the earth as a place of burial; also, any place of interment; a tomb; a sepulcher. Hence: Death; destruction. [1913 Webster]

He bad lain in the grave four days. --John xi. 17. [1913 Webster]

{Grave wax}, adipocere. [1913 Webster]


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