bearing-cloth (n.) Old form(s): bearing Cloth,, bearing-cloath
christening-garment, baptismal shawl
1H6 I.iii.42[Gloucester to Winchester] Thy scarlet robes as a child's bearing-cloth / I'll use to carry thee out of this place
WT III.iii.111[Shepherd to Clown] Here's a sight for thee ... a bearing-cloth for a squire's child!
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