Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 09:16:56 -0700 From: Peter McGraw Subject: Weeds I don't remember where I first encountered the term "widow's weeds," but it was clear to me that it was archaic/literary, and it was always clear from the context that it meant "clothes that a widow wears to a funeral." I don't think I've ever run across this "weed" (