- shroud(def 1).
- a mass of tallow or wax that has run down and hardened on the side of a candle, sometimes considered an omen of misfortune.
Origin of winding sheet
Related Words for winding sheetveil, cloak, pall, envelope, sheet, garment, dress, screen, cover, shelter, shade, wrap, vault, shadow, clothing, cerement, cerecloth
Examples from the Web for winding sheet
Historical Examples of winding sheet
I should stand waiting to see you come out in a winding-sheet.Wilfrid Cumbermede
It was still open; only the winding-sheet covered the whole.Debts of Honor
She is represented as springing from the tomb clothed in a winding-sheet.Chelsea
G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
The mist wrapped them like a winding-sheet, and froze as it fell.A Dog with a Bad Name
Talbot Baines Reed
The winding-sheet flies open, and reveals the skeleton of Death.The Temptation of St. Antony
- a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud