• Boat Knot.  Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch  Half Hitch  Timber Hitch
    Boat Knot. Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch Half Hitch Timber Hitch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sheeting fabric from which bed sheets are made
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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
    • Sheeting (Hydraul. Engin) A lining of planks or boards (rarely of metal) for protecting an embankment.
    • Sheeting Cotton or linen cloth suitable for bed sheets. It is sometimes made of double width.
    • Sheeting The act or process of forming into sheets, or flat pieces; also, material made into 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 sheeting The act or process of forming into sheets or arranging in sheets: as, the sheeting of tobacco.
    • n sheeting Stout white linen or cotton cloth made wide for bed-sheets: it is sold plain or twilled, and bleached or unbleached.
    • n sheeting In hydraulic engineering, a lining of timber to a caisson or coffer-dam, formed of sheet-piles, or piles with planking between; also, any form of sheet-piling used to protect a river-bank.
    • n sheeting In milit engin., short pieces of plunk used in conjunction with frames to support the earth forming the top and sides of galleries.
    • n sheeting In carpenter-work, same as sheathing: a common term in the United States.
    • n sheeting The breaking up of a massive rock into relatively thin, parallel tabulæ united by closely spaced faults or joints.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day
    • Sheeting cloth used for bed-sheets: the process of forming into sheets
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  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.”
  • Mary Archer
    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.”


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.
Seven sheets to the wind - If someone is seven sheets to the wind, they are very drunk.
Sing from the same hymn sheet - If people are singing from the same hymn sheet, they are expressing the same opinions in public.
White as a sheet - A bad shock can make somebody go as white as a sheet.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scéte, scýte, a sheet—sceótan (pa.t. sceát), to shoot, project.


In literature:

Table-cloths and napkins are also very second-rate, and sheets are almost invariably of calico.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Then, with a strange quietness, he lit a match and applied it to the sheet of paper he held in his hand.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
The rain was coming down in sheets.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
She was busy tying up the household treasures in sheets, and Lucia helped her.
"Lucia Rudini" by Martha Trent
Haul in your sheets, lads, now she begins to move.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
What on the flues and sheets of the fire-box?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The drawer in which all these are kept must be large enough to accommodate the largest sheets.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
Draw-sheet, the, I, 65.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Everything arranged, they drop down the man-ropes and seat themselves in the stern-sheets; Crozier commanding the men to shove off.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Add enough corn-meal to roll into a sheet half an inch thick.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed

In poetry:

But he who slept till day, and waked to find
The sheeted raindrops beating on the land,
Did loud complain
His disappointed hope.
""The Hour Ye Know Not."" by Annie Adams Fields
"Gae hame, gae hame, my mither deir,
Fetch me my windling sheet,
And at the back o' Mirry-land toun
Its thair we twa sall meet."
"The Jew's Daughter" by Anonymous British
Perchance a vision of the night,
Some grizzled spectre, gaunt and thin,
Or sheeted corpse, may stalk along,
Or skeleton may grin.
"To A Blank Sheet Of Paper" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Twas the body of Judas Iscariot
Floated away full fleet,
And the wings of the doves that bare it off
Were like its winding-sheet.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
Tell no tales of sheeted spectres,
Rising from the quiet tomb;
Fairer forms this cell shall visit,
Brighter visions gild the gloom.
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
Death-sheeted figures, long and white,
Rave driving through the spray;
Or, bosomed in the ghastly night,
Shriek doom-cries far away.
"Songs of the Winter Days" by George MacDonald

In news:

Revenue down 27%, net income down 40% but balance sheet strong.
Ford's balance sheet no longer comes in black.
Earth in the Balance Sheet .
Recent How to Read a Balance Sheet Articles.
I've been thinking a lot about balance sheet s recently, and not just because of our never-ending federal debt problem.
US Wheat Balance Sheet Unchanged.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for 3 to 5 minutes, until they start to soften but are not fully cooked through.
As of now, most calibration data sheets are still hardcopy, usually printed out from a calibration software package.
National Book Awards Cheat Sheet.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake.
"We have the cleanliness of our balance sheet to move this business forward".
River Watch Parkway Fact Sheet (PDF).
She was born March 9, 1955, in Logan to the late Edward Sheets and Phyllis "Joan" Sheets of Galena.
Sexual satisfaction is usually thought of in terms of number of orgasms and time spent between the sheets.
Tablespoons chopped shallot or green onion (see TK note on taste panel sheet).

In science:

He correctly pointed out that the turbulence driven by current sheet instabilities may broaden the current sheets compared to the Sweet-Parker estimate.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
For instance, the tangle of reconnection field lines crossing the current sheet will need to reconnect repeatedly before individual flux elements can leave the current sheet behind.
Physics of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Turbulence, Energy Transfer and Reconnection
The virtual crossings appear in this projection as artifacts of different sheets of the surface being pro jected to the single sheet below.
Virtual Knots and Links
The non perturbative arise from world-sheet or brane instantons. A world-sheet or a p-brane wrapping a topologically nontrivial space-like 2-cycle or p-cycle Σ on the internal manifold gives instanton corrections which are suppressed by e− V ol(Σ) 2πα′ .
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
The cycle ˆβ starts at infinity of the lower sheet, runs to the n-th cut and from there to infinity on the upper sheet.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory