The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lich \Lich\ (l[i^]ch), n. [AS. l[=i]c body. See Like, a.] A dead body; a corpse. [Obs.]
Lich fowl (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker; -- called also lich owl.
Lich gate, a covered gate through which the corpse was
carried to the church or burial place, and where the bier
was placed to await the clergyman; a corpse gate. [Prov.
Lich wake, the wake, or watching, held over a corpse before
burial. [Prov Eng.]
Lich wall, the wall of a churchyard or burying ground.
Lich way, the path by which the dead are carried to the grave. [Prov. Eng.]