- (on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
- (on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
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Origin of shroud
OTHER WORDS FROM shroudshroud·less, adjectiveshroud·like, adjective
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The shawl, we learn, weaves its way through Mexican life, from its use as a baby carrier to a shroud used to bury the dead.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most famous ones are the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica and the Shroud of Turin.
Indeed, the Shroud is as difficult to understand, in its way, as the Resurrection.
Overall, the 1988 carbon-dating has made little difference to sindonology (as study of the Shroud is known).
Ultimately, it is worry about what the Shroud might mean that determines its rejection by modern rationalists.
There is a touch of poetry connected with that veil—it literally is the shroud in which she will be buried.
His shroud was a blanket, in which the head, as well as the body, was completely enveloped.Sketches of Aboriginal Life|V. V. Vide
The secretive commercial policy of the Dutch authorities made them shroud Tasman's discoveries in mystery.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
About this truth Beaumont weaves a shroud of unsullied beauty, a poetry that has rarely been surpassed.Francis Beaumont: Dramatist|Charles Mills Gayley
He even writhes with laughter, and eats a corner of his shroud as if to prevent himself from bursting into a too unseemly mirth.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)|Pierre Loti