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A word which has had many mortuarial meanings. One could, for example, speak of the hearse carrying the hearse-enshrouded hearse in its hearse while mourners murmured hearses at its passage on its way to the hearse. (Translation: The bier carries the funeral pall-enshrouded body in its coffin while mourners murmur obsequies at its passage on its way to the grave.) The word derives from the Old French word for harrow, a device dragged over plowed fields to break up clods. Now it is used to signify the enlongated vehicle used to carry clods on their final journey.