winding sheet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

winding sheet

a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
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." The cold corpse hints at the cold ice cream as Stevens, in yet another imperative, repeats: "Let the lamp affix its beam.
'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. And you,/bringing resurrection like a trial,/like the fireball Jesus rides on/in the Bruenwald Resurrection:/you ask more of the faithful/than any god would ask,/a savior/like an inquisition, a Christ of napalm,/killing villages to save them,/and I your converted jew,/your reclaimed good.
My main reservation about the match centres on the substitution of Wayne Rooney, whom ere minutes before gave England the penalty chance that should have wrapped France more tightly into their winding sheet. Sven may argue that the Everton icon was losing his temper too much,but if so a message to Steven Gerrard to sort him out would have sufficed.
The setting is Turin, Italy, which boasts as a relic a winding sheet imprinted with Christ's features.
Two years later, Petry wrote what is perhaps her best-known short story, "Like a Winding Sheet" which was also published in The Crisis.
"Whether we bury our dead in Wilbert Vaults, leave them in trees to be eaten by birds, burn them, or beam them into space; whether choir or cantor, piper or jazz band, casket or coffin or winding sheet, ours is the species that keeps track of out dead and knows that we are always outnumbered by them.