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

Definition of winding sheet in English:


A sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; a shroud.
Example sentences
  • 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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