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Thread #17850   Message #174109
Posted By: katlaughing
05-Feb-00 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Help: Usher's Well: What is a 'winding sheet'
Subject: RE: Help: Usher's Well: What is a 'winding sheet'
No problem at all, GW, this is what makes it so interesting around here! We love delving into the obscure & figuring it out! Oh, and it was the "hard copy" I consulted.

Here's a site you may find interesting: Humongous OnLine Dictionary of every language imaginable including some languages I've never even heard of before! Fun site!

I had another thought on this. Don't you suppose this is where the custom came from of thinking/making *ghosts* look like a white bedsheet with eyeholes cut out of it? I wonder how many parents and children, nowadays, would want to drape them in such for Halloween, knowing what we know about winding sheets!? Ooo, cooties! **BG** Woooooooo!!!!BOO!