winding-sheet

NOUN
  1. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
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How To Use winding-sheet In A Sentence

  • But — faugh! — this moral linen of yours smells tainted, just like a winding-sheet. Pillars of Society
  • One sees a thing, but one sees it badly, so that a feather-broom becomes a head of bristling locks, a red carnation is a beast's open mouth, and a chemise is a ghost in its winding-sheet. A Mummer's Tale
  • Annette, prepared the corpse for interment; and, having wrapt it in cerements, and covered it with a winding-sheet, they watched beside it, till past midnight, when they heard the approaching footsteps of the men, who were to lay it in its earthy bed. The Mysteries of Udolpho
  • I gave Isaac a dram to kep his heart up, and he sung and leuch as if he had been boozing with some of his drucken cronies; for feint a hair cared he about auld kirkyards, or vouts, or dead folk in their winding-sheets, with the wet grass growing over them. The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction
  • I lined it with Musidora's own mattress and quilt, spread the "pinked" cambric on them, laid the remains (no figurative phrase in this connection) upon this bed, folding the one arm left to the unfortunate across her breast, and wrapped the edges of the winding-sheet over her face. When Grandmamma Was New The Story of a Virginia Childhood
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