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  • n. Plural form of shroud.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shroud.

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Examples

  • On both sides, between the fore and main shrouds, guys had been stretched, just low enough for the foreboom to swing clear; and from each of these guys at least fifty bunches of bananas were suspended.

    THE HEATHEN

  • On both sides, between the fore and main shrouds, guys had been stretched, just low enough for the fore-boom to swing clear; and from each of these guys at least fifty bunches of bananas were suspended.

    South Sea Tales: The Heathen(DL SunSITE)

  • She was standing a dozen feet away, one hand resting on the main shrouds and her body swaying gently to the slight roll of the ship.

    Chapter 24

  • At this point we were wont to summon courage and rush out, with the kitchen poker and a candle shapeless with tallow shrouds from the strong draughts.

    Six to Sixteen: A Story for Girls

  • On SunRail trains, they will sit about 3 feet above the rails in insulated boxes called shrouds that push the sound forward and diminish noise to the sides.

    SplicedFeed

  • We had one here, that's either 49 or 409, maybe 409, time kind of shrouds my mind.

    Oral History Interview with John Russell, July 19, 1975. Interview E-0014-3. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Besides stays and backstays, the masts have "shrouds" to strengthen them.

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • Howbeit I had soon unravelled some fifty yards of good stout twine, and abundance of more yet to hand together with the heavier ropes such as shrouds and back-stays.

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • He will practise him a good deal upon the "shrouds," so as to accustom his feet and fingers to the "ratlines" and other ropes, and will even permit him to pass a number of times through the "lubber's hole," instead of forcing him to climb back downwards by the "futtock shrouds."

    Ran Away to Sea

  • The instructions are pretty clear, though she does make some assumptions about how well her audience knows terminology when talking about "shrouds," "cotter keys," and "steeply-vaulted ceiling," none of which is defined.

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