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cyprus cipres, or cypress, a fine transparent stuff, similar to crape, either white or black, but more commonly the latter, TWELFTH NIGHT, iii. 1. 118; THE WINTER'S TALE, iv. 4. 216 (It appears by a letter of H. Walpole to Sir H. Mann, dated April 25th, 1743, that even at this period cypress was synonymous with crape. “"If one did lose a husband or a lover, there are those becoming comforts, weeds and cypresses, jointures and weeping Cupids."” Letters , vol. i. p. 240, ed. Cunningham. )

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