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winding sheet

shroud (def 1).
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 of winding sheet
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
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  • The share list of the day proved tho winding sheet of my peace of mini.
  • It looked liken walking corpse in a winding sheet which which trailed upon the ground.
British Dictionary definitions for winding sheet

winding sheet

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