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shroud (something) in (something else)

To conceal or obfuscate something within some state or condition. They have shrouded the contract in so much jargon and obscure language that no one but legal experts will be able to understand it. I don't understand why he is shrouding his plan in so much secrecy.
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shrouds have no pockets

A dead person cannot bring their material wealth or goods with them into the afterlife, so it is futile to hoard them while one is alive. (A shroud is a sheet wrapped around a dead body for burial.) Though he made a great deal of money, he was one of the most miserly, uncharitable people I ever knew. It just seems like such a waste now that he's dead, seeing as a shroud has no pockets. The preacher told us that shrouds have no pockets, so it is more important to seek spiritual wealth.
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shroud someone or something in something

to wrap or conceal someone or something in something. They shrouded Mr. Carlson in sailcloth and prepared him for burial at sea. They shrouded the decision in a series of formalities.
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Shrouds have no pockets.

Prov. You cannot take any material goods with you when you die. You should use your money to enjoy yourself while you're alive. Shrouds have no pockets.
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References in classic literature ?
They did not fall alone; with a choked cry, the coxswain loosed his grasp upon the shrouds and plunged head first into the water.
And therefore I have bidden these funeral friends, and bespoken the sexton's deepest knell, and am come, in my shroud, to wed you, as with a burial service, that we may join our hands at the door of the sepulchre, and enter it together.
The train of withered mourners, the hoary bridegroom in his shroud, the pale features of the aged bride, and the death-bell tolling through the whole, till its deep voice overpowered the marriage words, all marked the funeral of earthly hopes.
Tenders are invited for Removing of damaged shrouds and refixing new shrouds to the tubes, cleaning and inspection of ss shrouds of coils, providing of sleeves for eco, ltr & lts area gratings, providing new t pieces in place of missed, damaged t pieces and metal build up of boiler tubes wherever necessary in the areas of shrouds of coils and in path of soot blowing zone of coils of units-5&6 during annual overhaul period 2014-15.
If the answer is yes, the problem could be that the seal between the upper and lower shrouds of the MMS is not seated correctly.
The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds.
The material used to print Emirates Video Monitor Shrouds is a new thermoplastic developed by 3D Systems - Duraform ProX FR1200 - with excellent flammability resistance properties and surface quality suitable for commercial aerospace business applications.
Emirates has worked with 3D Systems, a US-based 3D printing equipment and material manufacturer and services provider, and with UUDS, a European aviation Engineering and Certification Office and Services provider based in France, to successfully print the first batch of 3D printed video monitor shrouds using 3D Systems' Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology platform, it added.
The airline has reached a significant milestone by using selective laser sintering (SLS), a new 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds.
Emirates has worked with 3D Systems, a US based 3D printing equipment and material manufacturer and services provider, and with UUDS, based in France, to print the first batch of 3D printed video monitor shrouds.
Although only a small percentage of rifles appear to be affected and the Company is not aware of any injuries, Ruger is firmly committed to safety and is offering free replacement aluminum bolt shrouds for affected rifles in order to eliminate the possibility of such interference.
According to Saudi gazette report , some Asian pilgrims would purchase burial shrouds from Makkah and wash them in Zamzam water to use it for their funeral as well as for their relatives.
In the beginning the shrouds were available in two-, four-, six- and eight-inch lengths.
The 19,240 Shrouds of the Somme aims to commemorate all the allied soldiers who fell on the first day of the battle which began on July 1, 1916.
The 19240 Shrouds of the Somme aims to commemorate all 19,240 allied soldiers who fell on the first day of the battle, which began on July 1, 1916.