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Synonyms for sheet

Synonyms for sheet

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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Being made of a whole sheet, that way, there was rope enough for forty pies if we'd a wanted them, and plenty left over for soup, or sausage, or anything you choose.
Chailey handled the sheets as if she knew each by name, character, and constitution.
Chailey, turning from the subject of sheets, dismissing them entirely, clenched her fists on the top of them, and proclaimed, "And you couldn't ask a living creature to sit where I sit
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.
Then the sheet gave with greater ease, and Wolf Larsen was beside me, heaving in alone while I was busied taking up the slack.
My hands were full with the flying-jib, jib, and staysail; and by the time this part of my task was accomplished the Ghost was leaping into the south-west, the wind on her quarter and all her sheets to starboard.
let us try another sheet of paper, and finish our dispatch off-hand.
Of course they'll sleep, but make them sleep on the halyards and sheets.
By degrees, a pulse or stress began to beat at regular intervals in his mind, heaping his thoughts into waves to which words fitted themselves, and without much consciousness of what he was doing, he began to write on a sheet of draft paper what had the appearance of a poem lacking several words in each line.
32-54) When he had said this, he had mast and sail hoisted on the ship, and the wind filled the sail and the crew hauled taut the sheets on either side.
Paul Ford roused himself, came back from the far Western town, and adjusted the sheets of paper under his hand.
Tulliver had been a susceptible man in his conjugal relation, he might have supposed that she drew out the key to aid her imagination in anticipating the moment when he would be in a state to justify the production of the best Holland sheets.
We put sheets of cotton wool under it for a snow-field, and Jake's pocket-mirror for a frozen lake.
Think how surprised everyone was when, on raising the sheets, they discovered Pinocchio half melted in tears!
I do believe the laundress hasn't sent the washing yet, and all the best sheets are in use.