winding sheet


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winding sheet

a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud
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He said that the winding sheet should be sprayed with bleach solution, then the body should be placed in a plastic bag, which should be sealed with adhesive tape and disinfect the transport vehicle and burn all clothing of the deceased.
The Winding Sheet is the name of the new track and it's a ginormous seven minutes of delectable soundscape.
Crump stands in a niche in his winding sheet, looking a little like John Donne, who is similarly depicted in St Paul's Cathedral.
Reading his words through Donne's letters and past sermons, Walton's biography, Augustinian theology, the chapel's architecture, Donne's terminal illness, and even his funeral effigy in his winding sheet, Targoff offers a vivid scene of the frail, pale Dean invoking his hearers' tears as his hollow voice describes Christ's death with words that foreshadow his own.
Christ's polished torso (perhaps over-polished following its 2007 restoration), unblemished winding sheet and bloodless wounds suggest his triumph over death--a victory confirmed in the vivid emotion of his face.
The trinity of deal dresser (with three knobs missing), winding sheet and horny feet ("sheetfeet" rhyming internally) "come / To show how cold she is, and dumb.
Auto-da-fe': Cruel as the grave/you said of jealousy/that night you were even crueler,/when I came to you still/in the winding sheet.