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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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for winding-sheet

winding sheet

noun
1.
a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial; shroud
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