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 for sheet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sheet \Sheet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheeted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sheeting.]
     1. 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." --Shak.
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     2. To expand, as a sheet.
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              The star shot flew from the welkin blue,
              As it fell from the sheeted sky.      --J. R. Drake.
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     To sheet home (Naut.), to haul upon a sheet until the sail
        is as flat, and the clew as near the wind, as possible.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sheet \Sheet\, n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. sc[=e]te, sc[=y]te,
     fr. sce['a]t 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.
     sce['o]tan to shoot. [root]159. See Shoot, v. t.]
     In general, a large, broad piece of anything thin, as paper,
     cloth, etc.; a broad, thin portion of any substance; an
     expanded superficies. Specifically:
     (a) A broad piece of cloth, usually linen or cotton, used for
         wrapping the body or for a covering; especially, one used
         as an article of bedding next to the body.
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               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. --Acts x.
                                                    10, 11.
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               If I do die before thee, prithee, shroud me
               In one of those same sheets.         --Shak.
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     (b) A broad piece of paper, whether folded or unfolded,
         whether blank or written or printed upon; hence, a
         letter; a newspaper, etc.
     (c) A single signature of a book or a pamphlet; in pl., the
         book itself.
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               To this the following sheets are intended for a
               full and distinct answer.            --Waterland.
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     (d) A broad, thinly expanded portion of metal or other
         substance; as, a sheet of copper, of glass, or the like;
         a plate; a leaf.
     (e) A broad expanse of water, or the like. "The two beautiful
         sheets of water." --Macaulay.
     (f) A sail. --Dryden.
     (g) (Geol.) An extensive bed of an eruptive rock intruded
         between, or overlying, other strata.
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     2. [AS. sce['a]ta. See the Etymology above.] (Naut.)
        (a) 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.
        (b) pl. The space in the forward or the after part of a
            boat where there are no rowers; as, fore sheets; stern
            sheets.
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     Note: 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.
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     A sheet in the wind, half drunk. [Sailors' Slang]
  
     Both sheets in the wind, very drunk. [Sailors' Slang]
  
     In sheets, lying flat or expanded; not folded, or folded
        but not bound; -- said especially of printed sheets.
  
     Sheet bend (Naut.), a bend or hitch used for temporarily
        fastening a rope to the bight of another rope or to an
        eye.
  
     Sheet lightning, Sheet piling, etc. See under
        Lightning, Piling, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sheet
      n 1: any broad thin expanse or surface; "a sheet of ice"
      2: paper used for writing or printing [syn: sheet, piece of
         paper, sheet of paper]
      3: bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton
         or linen cloth; used in pairs [syn: sheet, bed sheet]
      4: (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"
         [syn: plane, sheet]
      5: newspaper with half-size pages [syn: tabloid, rag,
         sheet]
      6: a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
         [syn: sheet, flat solid]
      7: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at
         which a sail is set in relation to the wind [syn: sheet,
         tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]
      8: a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of
         which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel [syn: sail,
         canvas, canvass, sheet]
      v 1: come down as if in sheets; "The rain was sheeting down
           during the monsoon"
      2: cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping; "sheet the body"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  135 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheet":
     afghan, alabaster, area, article, back matter, bed linen,
     bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, book,
     buffalo robe, cardboard, case, chalk, chapter, clause, clothes,
     coat, coating, collop, comfort, comforter, contour sheet,
     counterpane, cover, covering, coverlet, coverlid, cut, daily,
     daily newspaper, deal, disk, driven snow, eiderdown, expanse,
     extra, extra edition, fascicle, feuille, film, fitted sheet, flap,
     fleece, flour, foam, foil, fold, folio, front matter, gathering,
     gazette, ivory, journal, lamella, lamina, laminated glass,
     laminated wood, lamination, lap, lap robe, layer, leaf, lily,
     linen, maggot, membrane, milk, monthly, national newspaper,
     neighborhood newspaper, news, newspaper, newspaper of record,
     number, page, pane, panel, paper, paragraph, passage,
     patchwork quilt, patina, pearl, peel, pellicle, phrase,
     pillow slip, pillowcase, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply,
     plywood, quilt, quire, rag, rasher, ream, robe, rug, safety glass,
     scum, section, sentence, sheeting, signature, silver, skin, slab,
     slat, slice, slip, snow, special, special edition, spread,
     stationery, stratum, stretch, surface, swan, table, tablet,
     tabloid, text, veneer, verse, wafer, weekly, weekly newspaper
  
  

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