Keening

A weird lamentation for the dead, common in Galway. The coffin is carried to the burying place, and while it is carried three times round, the mourners go to the graves of their nearest kinsfolk and begin keening, after which they smoke.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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