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nounIrish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
1The soil used to fill a grave; (in plural) grave-clods; (by metonymy) the grave.
2Mould; earth, soil; a small lump or clod of earth; (in plural) loose or pulverized earth or soil.
verbIrish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
with object To bury (a corpse).
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pearl. Apparently a variant of mould; for the form compare gool, variant of gold<br>late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From mool.
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