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MOURNING. This word has several significations. 1. It is the apparel worn at funerals, and for a time afterwards, in order to manifest grief for the death of some one, and to honor his memory. 2. The expenses paid for such apparel.
     2. It has been held in England, that a demand for mourning furnished to the widow and family of the testator, is not a funeral expense. 2 Carr. & P. 207. Vide 14 Ves. 346; 1 Ves. & Bea. 364. See 2 Bell's Comm. 156.

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My primary aim is to discuss fishing beyond its everyday qualities and as central to mourning rituals in Australia's north.
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The Interweaving of Rituals uses textile weaving as its central metaphor to demonsrrate how entrenched indigenous practices such as mourning rituals and burial practices were overlaid and intertwined with imported meanings and symbols.
Although Aghaie provides an impressive historical account of the ceremonies from the Qajar era to the present, he fails to comprehensively explain the historical formation of the mourning rituals in the early modern Safavid period of Iranian history, from the sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries.