winding-sheet


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Synonyms for winding-sheet

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

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Lightwood, Boots, and Brewer, flutter like moths around that yellow wax candle-- guttering down, and with some hint of a winding-sheet in it--Lady Tippins.
Very good," said Sancho; "but now I want to know- the tombs where the bodies of those great lords are, have they silver lamps before them, or are the walls of their chapels ornamented with crutches, winding-sheets, tresses of hair, legs and eyes in wax?
The queen Artemisia buried her husband Mausolus in a tomb which was reckoned one of the seven wonders of the world; but none of these tombs, or of the many others of the heathens, were ornamented with winding-sheets or any of those other offerings and tokens that show that they who are buried there are saints.
Then this fame, these favours, these privileges, or whatever you call it," said Sancho, "belong to the bodies and relics of the saints who, with the approbation and permission of our holy mother Church, have lamps, tapers, winding-sheets, crutches, pictures, eyes and legs, by means of which they increase devotion and add to their own Christian reputation.
The great winding-sheets, that bury all things in oblivion, are two; deluges and earthquakes.
Here and there upon these green winding-sheets might be seen the stains of blood, while the warriors who carried the frightful burdens displayed upon their naked limbs similar sanguinary marks.
Jaggers as he wrote in a corner, were decorated with dirty winding-sheets, as if in remembrance of a host of hanged clients.
The whirling men and women went round and round, with white faces like the faces of the dead, and bodies robed in winding-sheets.
Hazrat Shareef Mujadedi, the head of the latter, says they put a white winding-sheet (shroud) on the killer of Mohammad.