Shroud-laid
Shroud-laid Shroud"-laid`, a. Composed of four strands, and laid right-handed with a heart, or center; -- said of rope. See Illust. under {Cordage}. [1913 Webster]

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  • shroud-laid — [shroud′lād′] adj. made of four strands laid together with a right handed twist: said of a rope …   English World dictionary

  • shroud-laid — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective of a rope : composed of four strands and laid right handed with a heart or core * * * /shrowd layd /, adj. Cordage. noting a fiber rope of four strands laid right handed with or without a heart. [1790 1800] * * * shroud laidˈ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shroud-laid — /shrowd layd /, adj. Cordage. noting a fiber rope of four strands laid right handed with or without a heart. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • shroud-laid — adjective (of rope) made of four strands laid right handed on a core …   English new terms dictionary

  • shroud-laid — /ˈʃraʊd leɪd/ (say shrowd layd) adjective (of a rope) made with four strands and (usually) a central core or heart …   Australian English dictionary

  • shroud — n. & v. n. 1 a sheetlike garment for wrapping a corpse for burial. 2 anything that conceals like a shroud (wrapped in a shroud of mystery). 3 (in pl.) Naut. a set of ropes forming part of the standing rigging and supporting the mast or topmast. v …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shroud knot — Knot details name=Shroud knot caption= names= type= bend strength= origin= related= releasing= uses= joining two ends of rope caveat= less secure than a full splice abok number= The Shroud knot is a multi strand bend knot used to join two ends of …   Wikipedia

  • shroud — [OE] Shroud originally meant simply ‘garment’ – a sense which survived into the early modern English period (‘My princely robes are laid aside, whose glittering pomp Diana’s shrouds supplies’, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe, Dido Queen of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • shroud — [OE] Shroud originally meant simply ‘garment’ – a sense which survived into the early modern English period (‘My princely robes are laid aside, whose glittering pomp Diana’s shrouds supplies’, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe, Dido Queen of… …   Word origins

  • The Shroud of Turin —     The Holy Shroud (of Turin)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Holy Shroud (of Turin)     This name is primarily given to a relic now preserved at Turin, for which the claim is made that it is the actual clean linen cloth in which Joseph of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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