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cast a pall on (something)

To cause a happy occasion to be sad or somber. The headmaster's sudden death really cast a pall on graduation.
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cast a pall over (something)

To cause a happy occasion to be sad or somber. The headmaster's sudden death really cast a pall over graduation.
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References in classic literature ?
He was in Pall Mall, in fact, before he realized where he was, and at the corner of St.
The other end was only a few yards from where Thomson stood, at the bottom of the steps leading up into Pall Mall.
A look of pain came across him, and he flung the rich pall over the picture.
We had reached Pall Mall as we talked, and were walking down it from the St.
Phileas Fogg, having shut the door of his house at half-past eleven, and having put his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times, reached the Reform Club, an imposing edifice in Pall Mall, which could not have cost less than three millions.
The Pall Mall, on the other hand, declares that Letheringham will assuredly be sent for to-morrow.