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Sock a Corpse

(To). To shroud it. (French, sac, a cerement or shroud.)

“1591. Item paid for a sheet to sock a poor man that died at Byneons, 1s. 6d.” —Parish Register.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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