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Flashcards in Death Words Deck (12):
1

A list of dead to be prayed for

Death Bill

2

A luminous appearance like a candle flame, superstitiously thought to prestage death

Death Candle

3

A kind of ignis fatuus (glow) supposed to forebode death

Death Fire

4

Stroke or tolling of a death bell

Death Kneel

5

A relation or ratio of the number of deaths, for a given period, to the total population

Death Rate

6

Noise made by a moribund person caused by air passing through a residue of mucous in the trachea and posterior oral cavity

Death Rattle

7

The semi-convulsive twitches which often occur before death

Death Struggle

8

Spasm of death

Death Throe

9

Signal of approaching death

Death Token

10

A condition in which the muscles become rigidly fixed, the body becomes pale and cold, pulse and respiration are feeble

Death Trance

11

A small weight, such as a penny, laid on the eyelids to keep them closed

Death Weight

12

One liable to death, a motal

Deathling