Winding sheet

Winding sheet
Winding Wind"ing, n. 1. A turn or turning; a bend; a curve; flexure; meander; as, the windings of a road or stream. [1913 Webster]

To nurse the saplings tall, and curl the grove With ringlets quaint, and wanton windings wove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The material, as wire or rope, wound or coiled about anything, or a single round or turn of the material; as (Elec.), a series winding, or one in which the armature coil, the field-magnet coil, and the external circuit form a continuous conductor; a shunt winding, or one of such a character that the armature current is divided, a portion of the current being led around the field-magnet coils. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] [1913 Webster]

{Winding engine}, an engine employed in mining to draw up buckets from a deep pit; a hoisting engine.

{Winding sheet}, a sheet in which a corpse is wound or wrapped.

{Winding tackle} (Naut.), a tackle consisting of a fixed triple block, and a double or triple movable block, used for hoisting heavy articles in or out of a vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • winding sheet — [ˈwaındıŋ ʃi:t] n a cloth that is wrapped around a dead person s body before it is buried, used especially in the past = ↑shroud …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • winding sheet — winding ,sheet noun count a piece of cloth that a dead person is wrapped in before they are buried: SHROUD …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • winding sheet — ► NOUN ▪ a shroud …   English terms dictionary

  • winding sheet — n. a cloth in which the body of a dead person is wrapped for burial; shroud …   English World dictionary

  • winding sheet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms winding sheet : singular winding sheet plural winding sheets a piece of cloth that a dead person is wrapped in before they are buried …   English dictionary

  • winding sheet — 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. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * winding sheet f37 [winding sheet] [ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt] [ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃiːt] noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Winding Sheet of Christ, Feast of the Holy — • In 1206 one of the (supposed) Winding Sheets used at the burial of Christ was brought to Besançon by Otto de La Roche, and the feast of its arrival (Susceptio) was ordered to be kept on 11 July Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • winding-sheet — wind·ing sheet (wīnʹdĭng shēt ) n. A sheet for wrapping a corpse; a shroud. * * * …   Universalium

  • winding sheet — /ˈwaɪndɪŋ ʃit / (say wuynding sheet) noun 1. a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial. 2. a mass of tallow or wax that has run down and hardened on the side of a candle …  

  • winding sheet — noun A burial shroud. Syn: winding cloth …   Wiktionary

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