Definition of winding sheet in English:

winding sheet

Syllabification: wind·ing sheet
Pronunciation: /ˈwīndiNG ˌSHēt
 
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noun

  • A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; a shroud.
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    • Their beds have become their cooling boards; their blankets have become their winding sheets.
    • He lives a monastic existence, coming into the studio every day and spending hours alone painting his wraiths and winding sheets.
    • Meanwhile, like a winding sheet, the still lingering shiver of cold-war politics envelopes Havana in a singular allure, especially vibrant to people who recall the 1960's Missile Crisis, or grew up watching James Bond movies.

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