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winding sheet

a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud
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The corpses are enveloped in winding sheets of hempen cloth: for some of them about 1000 cubits have been employed.
As she said in court: "Immediately there did appear to me six children in winding sheets ...
Those who think this mighty encounter is a light of former days can put away their winding sheets. Lazarus Leger is alive and stonkingly well.
The piece opens with a stage full of white-shrouded bodies, and, as Mercury sings, "It's a Beautiful Day," they stir and then dance, draping their winding sheets about them.