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- Rhymes: -aʊd
shroud (plural shrouds)
- That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
- swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds
- Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
- a dead man in his shroud
- That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
- Jura answers through her misty shroud.
- A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
- The shroud to which he won / His fair-eyed oxen.
- a vault, or shroud, as under a church
- The branching top of a tree; foliage.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bible, Ezekiel xxxi. 3 to this entry?)
- (nautical) A rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
- See also Wikipedia article on Shroud (sailing)
- One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
dress for the dead
- To cover with a shroud.
- Francis Bacon
- The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in a number of folds of linen besmeared with gums.
- Francis Bacon
- To conceal or hide from view, as if by a shroud.
- The details of the plot were shrouded in mystery.
- The truth behind their weekend retreat was shrouded in obscurity.
- Sir Walter Raleigh
- One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen.
- Some tempest rise, / And blow out all the stars that light the skies, / To shroud my shame.
- To take shelter or harbour.
- If your stray attendance be yet lodged, / Or shroud within these limits.