from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sheet for packing or covering goods.
- noun In hydrotherapy, a wet sheet for packing or wrapping a patient. Also
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Now Mrs. Person had taught Clare to work, -- as I think all boys ought to be taught, so as not to be helpless without mother or sister, -- and with the help of a needle and some thread the friendly girl gave him, he soon made of the packing-sheet a pair of trousers for Tommy, of a primitive but not unserviceable cut, and a shirt for himself, of fashion more primitive still.
A Rough Shaking George MacDonald 1864