winding sheet

noun
1.
shroud ( def 1 ).
2.
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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winding sheet
 
n
a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud

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It looked liken walking corpse in a winding sheet which which trailed upon the ground.
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