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 for Deep mourning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mourning \Mourn"ing\, n. [AS. murnung.]
     1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation;
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     2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp.
        clothing or a badge of somber black.
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              The houses to their tops with black were spread,
              And ev'n the pavements were with mourning hid.
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     Deep mourning. See under Deep.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deep \Deep\ (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. Deeper (d[=e]p"[~e]r);
     superl. Deepest (d[=e]p"[e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS.
     de['o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup,
     Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See
     Dip, Dive.]
     1. Extending far below the surface; of great perpendicular
        dimension (measured from the surface downward, and
        distinguished from high, which is measured upward); far to
        the bottom; having a certain depth; as, a deep sea.
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              The water where the brook is deep.    --Shak.
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     2. Extending far back from the front or outer part; of great
        horizontal dimension (measured backward from the front or
        nearer part, mouth, etc.); as, a deep cave or recess or
        wound; a gallery ten seats deep; a company of soldiers six
        files deep.
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              Shadowing squadrons deep.             --Milton.
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              Safely in harbor
              Is the king's ship in the deep nook.  --Shak.
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     3. Low in situation; lying far below the general surface; as,
        a deep valley.
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     4. Hard to penetrate or comprehend; profound; -- opposed to
        shallow or superficial; intricate; mysterious; not
        obvious; obscure; as, a deep subject or plot.
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              Speculations high or deep.            --Milton.
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              A question deep almost as the mystery of life. --De
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              O Lord, . . . thy thoughts are very deep. --Ps.
                                                    xcii. 5.
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     5. Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial;
        thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning.
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              Deep clerks she dumbs.                --Shak.
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     6. Profound; thorough; complete; unmixed; intense; heavy;
        heartfelt; as, deep distress; deep melancholy; deep
        horror. "Deep despair." --Milton. "Deep silence."
        --Milton. "Deep sleep." --Gen. ii. 21. "Deeper darkness."
        --Hoole. "Their deep poverty." --2 Cor. viii. 2.
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              An attitude of deep respect.          --Motley.
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     7. Strongly colored; dark; intense; not light or thin; as,
        deep blue or crimson.
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     8. Of low tone; full-toned; not high or sharp; grave; heavy.
        "The deep thunder." --Byron.
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              The bass of heaven's deep organ.      --Milton.
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     9. Muddy; boggy; sandy; -- said of roads. --Chaucer.
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              The ways in that vale were very deep. --Clarendon.
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     A deep line of operations (Military), a long line.
     Deep mourning (Costume), mourning complete and strongly
        marked, the garments being not only all black, but also
        composed of lusterless materials and of such fashion as is
        identified with mourning garments.
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