winding sheet


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winding sheet

[wīn′ding]
a shroud for wrapping a dead body.
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This Winding Sheet is a seven minute track which is quite uptempo.
My main reservation about the match centres on the substitution of Wayne Rooney, whom ere minutes before gave England the penalty chance that should have wrapped France more tightly into their winding sheet.
The setting is Turin, Italy, which boasts as a relic a winding sheet imprinted with Christ's features.
Whether we bury our dead in Wilbert Vaults, leave them in trees to be eaten by birds, burn them, or beam them into space; whether choir or cantor, piper or jazz band, casket or coffin or winding sheet, ours is the species that keeps track of out dead and knows that we are always outnumbered by them.
We have a winding sheet in our mother's womb that grows with us from our conception and we come into the world wound up in that winding sheet for we come to seek a grave" wrote John Donne.
O well the snow falls and small birds drop out of the sky, The backyard's a winding sheet - winter in Charlottesville, Epiphany two days gone, Nothing at large but Broncos, pick-ups and 4 x 4s.
A young woman's head pickled in a jar haunts this novel, wraps its plot in a winding sheet, invades the nights and days of one Tim Shea, failing grocer and Irish immigrant in subtropical New South Wales, Australia, at the turn of the century.