# sheet

## Definitions

• Boat Knot. Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch Half Hitch Timber Hitch
• WordNet 3.6
• v sheet cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping "sheet the body"
• v sheet come down as if in sheets "The rain was sheeting down during the monsoon"
• n sheet a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
• n sheet bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs
• n sheet (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
• n sheet a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
• n sheet paper used for writing or printing
• n sheet newspaper with half-size pages
• n sheet any broad thin expanse or surface "a sheet of ice"
• n sheet (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape "we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane","any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• Interesting fact: The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are thick as 65 feet
• Sheet (Naut) A rope or chain which regulates the angle of adjustment of a sail in relation in relation to the wind; -- usually attached to the lower corner of a sail, or to a yard or a boom.
• n Sheet (Geol) In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper, cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an expanded superficies.Sheet is often used adjectively, or in combination, to denote that the substance to the name of which it is prefixed is in the form of sheets, or thin plates or leaves; as, sheet brass, or sheet-brass; sheet glass, or sheet-glass; sheet gold, or sheet-gold; sheet iron, or sheet-iron, etc. "He fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners.""If I do die before thee, prithee, shroud me
In one of those same sheets ."
"To this the following sheets are intended for a full and distinct answer.""The two beautiful sheets of water."
• Sheet (Naut) The space in the forward or the after part of a boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern sheets.
• Sheet To expand, as a sheet. "The star shot flew from the welkin blue,
As it fell from the sheeted sky."
• Sheet To furnish with a sheet or sheets; to wrap in, or cover with, a sheet, or as with a sheet. "The sheeted dead.""When snow the pasture sheets ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• Interesting fact: In a study conducted regarding toilet paper usage, Americans are said to use the most toilet paper per trip to the bathroom, which was seven sheets of toilet paper per trip
• n sheet A large square or rectangular piece of linen or cotton spread over a bed, under the covers, next to the sleeper: as, to sleep between sheets.
• n sheet In general, a broad, usually flat, and relatively thin piece of anything, either very flexible, as linen, paper, etc., or less flexible, or rigid, as lead, tin, iron, glass, etc. (a plate).
• n sheet One of the separate pieces, of definite size, in which paper is made; the twenty-fourth part of a quire. In the printing-trade the sheet is more clearly defined by naming its size: as, a sheet of cap or a sheet of royal (see sizes of paper, under paper); in bookbinding the sheet is further defined by specifying its fold: as, a sheet of quarto or a sheet of duodecimo.
• n sheet A newspaper: so called as being usually printed on a large piece of paper and folded.
• n sheet plural Leaves and pages, as of a book or a pamphlet.
• n sheet In mathematics, a separate portion of a surface, analogous to the branch of a curve; especially, one of the planes of a Riemann's surface.
• n sheet [Sheet is often used in composition to denote that the substance to the name of which it is prefixed is in the form of sheets or thin plates: as, sheet-iron, sheet-glass, sheet-tin.]
• n sheet A broad expanse or surface: as, a sheet of water, of ice, or of flame.
• n sheet A sail.
• n sheet Nautical, a rope or chain fastened to one or both of the lower corners of a sail to extend it and hold it extended, or to change its direction. In the square sails above the courses the ropes by which the clues are extended are called sheets. In the courses each clue has both a tack and a sheet, the tack being used to extend the weather clue and the sheet the lee clue. In fore-and-aft sails—except gaff-topsails, where the reverse is the case—the sheet secures the after lower corner and the tack the forward lower corner. In studdingsails the tack secures the outer clue and the sheet the inner one.
• n sheet In anatomy and zoology, a layer; a lamina or lamella, as of any membranous tissue.
• n sheet In mining, galena in thin and continuous masses. The ore itself is frequently called sheet-mineral.
• sheet To furnish with sheets: as, a sheeted c ouch.
• sheet To fold in a sheet; shroud; cover with or as with a sheet.
• sheet To form into sheets; arrange in or as in sheets.
• sheet An old variant of shoot, used in sheet-anchor, and common in dialectal speech.
• n sheet plural A commercial name for crude rubber in thin pieces formed by coagulating the latex on a large leaf. See rubber, 3.
• n sheet In geology: A mass of eruptive rock of great length and breadth as compared with its thickness. Two principal varieties are recognized: surface flows, which are poured out on the surface of the earth, and intruded or intrusive sheets, which are forced between relatively horizontal strata
• n sheet A deposit of any material, sedimentary or other, which has great areal extent and small thickness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• Interesting fact: A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day
• n Sheet shēt a large, thin piece of anything: a large, broad piece of cloth in a bed: a large, broad piece of paper: a sail: the rope fastened to the leeward corner of a sail to extend it to the wind
• v.t Sheet to cover with, or as with, a sheet: to furnish with sheets: to form into sheets
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## Quotations

• Rupert Brooke
“The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.”
• English Proverb
“The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.”
• Mary Archer
“It sounds extraordinary but it?s a fact that balance sheets can make fascinating reading.”
• Lyndon B. Johnson
“A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face.”
• Andy Warhol
“Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.”
• Charles Baudelaire
“On the day when a young writer corrects his first proof-sheet he is as proud as a schoolboy who has just got his first dose of pox.”

## Idioms

Clean sheet - When someone has a clean sheet, they have got no criminal record or problems affecting their reputation. In football and other sports, a goalkeeper has a clean sheet when let no goals in.
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Seven sheets to the wind - If someone is seven sheets to the wind, they are very drunk.
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Sing from the same hymn sheet - If people are singing from the same hymn sheet, they are expressing the same opinions in public.
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White as a sheet - A bad shock can make somebody go as white as a sheet.
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## Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shete, schete, AS. scēte, scȳte, fr. sceát, a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot, sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss, bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts, the hem of a garment); originally, that which shoots out, from the root of AS. sceótan, to shoot. √159. See Shoot (v. t.)

## Usage

### In literature:

It is often necessary to flatten a sheet of ebonite, and of course this is the more easily accomplished the smaller the sheet.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
We were handed into the stern-sheets, where we lay almost helpless.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
As long as the sheet rose and fell he was alive at all events, still with her.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
They did sums rapidly, Doyle on the back of an old envelope, Gallagher on a sheet of paper already covered with shorthand notes.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
The sheet was slacked out and the boat sped seawards before the wind.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
The walls and floor were lined with sheets of zinc A young man stood stiffly to attention in the middle of the room.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The engineer and fireman were loading sheet iron on the other end.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
She filled in the last ruled sheet and blotted it, gathered the sheets together and fastened them with a clip.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
The broad river was a sheet of gold, and then a sheet of silver as the sun shifted.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Gradually he let off the main-sheet, while Dick was directed to do the same with the jib-sheet.
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### In poetry:

And mother, wash my pale pale hands
And then bind up my feet;
My body may no longer rest
Out of its winding sheet.
"At Last" by Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
``Not knowing, when they wax more old,
And somewhat can her vision share,
She will the winding-sheet unfold,
And beckon them to evening prayer.''
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Twist your fierce lips, you false fair things,
I know what dance you tread
To what drear tune 'neath the cold moon
O' nights wi' the sheeted dead.
"The Enchanted Forest" by Cicely Fox Smith
Bring me an axe and spade,
Bring me a winding sheet;
When I my grave have made
Let winds and tempests beat:
Then down I'll lie as cold as clay.
True love doth pass away!
"Song" by William Blake
The web was unfinish’d; she wove and she spun,
Nor rested a moment, until it was done;
And there was enough, when the work was complete,
To form for a dead man a shirt or a sheet.
"May Asda (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
When, in zummer, his head wer as white as a sheet,
Wi' white buds a-zwellèn,
An' blossom, sweet-smellèn,
While leaves wi' green leaves on his bough-zides did meet,
A-sheädèn the deäisies down under our veet.
"The May-Tree" by William Barnes

### In news:

After the recall, Baxter created several customer information sheets.
For example, the style sheet for McCarthy's "The Road" probably contained an entry like: " contractions .
He is optimistic for Hot Topic because the company's balance sheet is strong and it has no debt.
Another clean sheet for Corinth Holders Pirates record second playoff shutout.
SUNBURY — Sandy J (Sheets) Crowl , 54, of Sunbury died Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Place the cashews on a baking sheet and roast for 5 minutes.
Toss the cashews with the spiced maple syrup, then spread again on the baking sheet.
THR's Emmy Awards Cheat Sheet.
Pat by hand into two strips 12 by 2 inches on ungreased cookie sheet.
First Edition of Our Daily "Cheat Sheet".
His experience suggests the following tip sheet when " democratizing " BI.
Kohler started with a 'clean sheet' design, which allowed the engines to run clean enough that a DPF wasn't needed.
In this case, it's one baking sheet.
Buy duct tape and plastic sheeting.
Kathleen Edwards Returns With Dreamy 'Change the Sheets'.
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### In science:

The world sheet topology is that of the disc with boundary mapped to the real axis and the integral over d2z deﬁned over the upper half plane.
The D0-brane metric in N = 2 sigma models
The point that is of prime interest here is that it provides the world sheet theories for string theory.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
We will be particularly interested in the study of world sheets with boundaries.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Thus the extension aligns the periodicity of fermionic ﬁelds on the world sheet.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
A ma jor role of full CFT is to provide the world sheet theory of strings.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
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