according to Milton, is twin-keeper with Sin, of Hell-gate.
The other shape (if shape it might be called that shape had none
Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
Or substance might be called that shadow seemed;) ...
The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
Milton: Paradise Lost,
Death stands, like Mercuries, in every way.
Till death us do part.
Depart.) Angel of Death.
Abou-Jahia, Azrael.) At death's door.
On the point of
death; very dangerously ill. In at the death.
Present when the
fox was caught and killed.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894