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any broad thin expanse or surface

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bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth

newspaper with half-size pages

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(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

come down as if in sheets

cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping

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let us try another sheet of paper, and finish our dispatch off-hand.
While my would-be murderers were holding this whispered colloquy, I had stood half-petrified by the open window; unwilling to slide down the sheets into the arms of an unseen enemy, though I had no idea which of them it could be; more hopeful of slipping past my butchers in the darkness, and so to Rattray and poor Eva; but not the less eagerly looking for some hiding-place in the room.
It beseeched her mutely to tell him whether what she had read upon his confused sheet had any meaning or truth to her.
There's only just sheets enough to go round, and the master's has a rotten place you could put your fingers through.
Several times the noises made by the boat's crew in trimming the sheets to the shifting draught of air roused Van Horn, and each time, remembering the puppy, he pressed him caressingly with his hollowed arm.
Inside were suspended many sheets of tin or thin iron, and against these metal sheets a row of donkeys were pounding their heels with vicious kicks.
As Harker passed out of the house the jury reentered and stood about the table, on which the now covered corpse showed under the sheet with sharp definition.
There, clinging to the stout halliards of the sheet, he gazed with amazement at the long lines of black waves, each with its curling ridge of foam, racing in endless succession from out the inexhaustible west.
He drew a sheet of note-paper towards him and made a few notes upon it.
25-31) So said he: but the master chid him with taunting words: `Madman, mark the wind and help hoist sail on the ship: catch all the sheets.
Think how surprised everyone was when, on raising the sheets, they discovered Pinocchio half melted in tears!
There was no pulling and hauling on sheets and tackles, no shifting of topsails, no work at all for the sailors to do except to steer.
Near him on the desk lay a few loose sheets of paper--his sermon notes.
She herself went several times to her room, regardless of the men she met in the corridor, got out and brought in sheets, pillow cases, towels, and shirts.
I am, however, in good spirits: my men are bold and apparently firm of purpose, nor do the floating sheets of ice that continually pass us, indicating the dangers of the region towards which we are advancing, appear to dismay them.