shroud (n.) Old form(s): shrowdes , shrowds
sail-rope
3H6 V.iv.18[Queen to all] [is not] The friends of France our shrouds and tacklings?
H8 IV.i.72[Third Gentleman to First and Second Gentlemen] such a noise arose / As the shrouds make at sea in a stiff tempest
KJ V.vii.53[King John to Bastard] all the shrouds wherewith my life should sail / Are turned to one thread
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