shrowd

shrowd

(ʃruːd)
adj
obsolete a variant form of shrewd
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Her boss told her: "Go and put on a shroud, I'll call the funeral director and then come and give you a hand." You can imagine the experienced worker's face when she entered the bedroom five minutes later to see the young girl sitting on a chair next to the body with her head bowed reverentially WEARING the shrowd.
was her Lilly held her sable Sable Shrowd. Knee-high.
So Margaret's 'grimly ghost' appears, with 'clay-cold' hand holding her 'sable shrowd', from her 'midnight grave', at a time of night when 'injur'd ghosts complain' and 'dreary graves give up their dead', to describe how she resides with the 'hungry worm' and wears her 'winding-sheet', all of which is designed to send William 'raving' from his bed.
in the silent Vault, Where lyes your own pale shrowd, to hover o're it, Striving to enter your forbidden Corps; And often, often, vainly breathe your Ghost Into your lifeless lips: [................................] you must leave This beauteous body; all this youth and freshness Must be no more the object of desire, But a cold lump of Clay ....
Low clouds shrowded the summit and statue in grey - then the sun magically broke through to allow the photo opportunities we'd come for.
'Gentlemen', it begins, 'in a vision before my death, I foresee that I am like to sustaine the shame of many follies of my youth, when I am shrowded in my winding sheete ...
"I was a small boy at the time and remember quite clearly that he lived with ghosts shrowded in black, who attacked and scared me at night."
As early as 1589 Greene had dedicated Ciceronis Amor to him, asking--apparently without success--to be "shrowded under the protection of so honourable a Maecenas." Peele celebrated the performance of "Derby's son and heir, brave Ferdinand" at the Accession Day Tilts of 1590.
It is a twenty-minute train ride from downtown, and enroute, as one ponders the tree-lined streets and sea of mansard roofs, inevitably visions of lost generations come to mind, existentialists shrowded in cigarette smoke, avant-gardists on some new cutting edge.
Maister Baw-waw, as one unknowne, yet mooved through affection, as also hearing of your arrivall into England, I have made bold to dedicate this my simple labor unto you; to be shrowded, sheilded, and defended by your indifferent censure, you beeing a Spirit all compoz'de of mirth and merrie conceite: And although it may seeme but a toy, yet being read, may refrigerate your senses tossed and weeried with the tedious travell of forraine Countries, as also stirre up a hart plunged in melancholie, and add alacritie to a minde disposed to mirth.