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  • n  a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral

  • Audiences went away from Frankenstein wondering whether the monster really died in the blazing mill that seemed to be his catafalque.
  • Chatter was hushed as the catafalque moved slowly past.
  • Back in Chicago this week in his familiar Cathedral of the Holy Name on North State Street, the body of the Bishop of Charity lay in state on a black-draped catafalque before the .

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