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Mute (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Mute

An undertaker’s servant, who stands at the door of a person lying in state: so named from being supposed mute with grief.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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