• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Packing-sheet coarse cloth for packing goods
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. pac, Bret. pak, a bundle; cf. Ger. pack, Dut. pak.


In literature:

It's lucky I kept those new sheets packed away.
"Joe Wilson and His Mates" by Henry Lawson
Good store of packing sheets.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
He was packed in cold sheets, fanned, and watched day and night.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
The skin should be made to act better by means of home Turkish baths, or by wet-sheet packs.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
These scales may be removed by a wet-sheet pack, or by friction.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
To make it easier to pack, the sheet of bark is then rolled up the narrow way, and tied with willow.
"The Drama of the Forests" by Arthur Heming
The cold water cure advocated wet sheet packs for fevers, and water, in some form, for all ailments.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
Then the lever was raised, and the sticky mass was passed on to the outspread sheet for its final packing.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
In excessive heat and continuous delirium, a half-bath may be given, also, every time the packing sheet is changed.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
For over their unequal curves he had nailed a sheath of packing-boards, eked out with patches of sheet-tin.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

In news:

When Sephora announced they'd released a pack of "shimmer sheets" that look like paper but act like blush, bronzer, and face illuminator, we ordered some immediately to test.
The colorfully daubed sheets of newsprint -- which, in their own way, hit the craft-fair sweet spot of retro spirit and handmade sweetness -- charmed shoppers enough that 25-sheet packs were selling for $2 a pop.
She sustained sheet metal damage on Lap 333 when she was bumped as a pack of cars attempting to stay on the lead lap over ran her.
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Use this cheat sheet to remind yourself of what you need to pack.

In science:

The monolayers of the membranes were modeled as thin elastic sheets, and the description was augmented by a free energy penalty for the packing diļ¬ƒculties that arise in the intermediate structures.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?