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Language: Old English
Origin: scrud

shroud

1 noun
     
Related topics: Death
shroud1 [countable]
1MX a cloth that is wrapped around a dead person's body before it is buried
2 literary something that hides or covers something:
The fog rolled in, and a grey shroud covered the city.
shroud of
A shroud of silence surrounded the general's death.

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