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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHROUD

And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.

The skirt of her shroud hung like a wet weed in the falling torrent.

They are mere ghosts, their skeletons wrapped in a shroud of whitewash.

Rauff speaks of a woman of Bohemia, who, in 1355, had eaten in her grave half her shroud.

Many women veil and shroud their heads in black as she does.

Away behind him the smoke of the city seemed leveled like a shroud.

Every stay and shroud whistled its own tune as the gale roared past.

Their patriotism he called a mere pretence to shroud their infidelity.

A bluish mist seemed to steal out of the forest and shroud the house.

She went up to the corpse, and drew away its shroud from it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English scrud "a garment, clothing, dress," from West Germanic *skruthan, from Proto-Germanic *skrud- "cut" (cf. Old Norse skruð "shrouds of a ship, tackle, gear; furniture of a church," Danish, Swedish skrud "dress, attire"), from PIE *skreu- "to cut" (see shred (n.)).

Specific meaning "winding-sheet, cloth or sheet for burial," to which the word now is restricted, first attested 1560s. Sense of "strong rope supporting the mast of a ship" (mid-15c.) is from the notion of "clothing" a spar or mast; one without rigging was said to be naked.

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