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sindon

[sin-duh n]
noun Archaic.
  1. cloth of fine linen or silk, used especially for shrouds.
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Origin of sindon

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin sindōn < Greek sindṓn
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Examples from the Web for sindon

Historical Examples of sindon

  • She turned as white as the sindon in her hand, and stood up.

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The material used, in addition to sendal, was worsted, sindon and cloth of Aylsham.

    British Flags

    W. G. Perrin

  • Instead of the plural are, Old English had beoth and sind or sindon, same as the German sind.

    An English Grammar

    W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

  • Their only dress is a sindon or cloak, out of which they put forth one arm.

  • Serapion the Sindonite was so called because he wore nothing but a sindon, or linen shirt.

    The Hermits

    Charles Kingsley