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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hearse (1 syl.)
 
means simply a harrow. Those harrows used in Roman Catholic churches (or frames with spikes) for holding candles are called in France herses. These frames at a later period were covered with a canopy, and lastly were mounted on wheels.   1
 


 Hear.Heart. 

 
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