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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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Video monitor shrouds that are 3D printed using the SLS technique can weigh between 9 and 13 per cent lighter than components manufactured traditionally or through the FDM technique.
Emirates' 3D printed video monitor shrouds have undergone a range of structural, durability, flammability and chemical tests and are also in the process of receiving EASA certification for airworthiness for aircraft interior cabin parts.
Video monitor shrouds that are 3D-printed using the SLS technique can weigh between 9 and 13% lighter than components manufactured traditionally or through the FDM technique.
There are Hujjaj who will bring their shrouds from their countries while others purchase them in Makkah to wash them in Zamzam water and take them back to their home countries.
But in time the barrel nut became an integral part of the barrel shroud, and the system grew on me.
"As the exhibition will be very popular, we are recruiting volunteers to assist us in interacting with the public, reading the names of the fallen and selling the shrouds."
"As the exhibition will be very popular, we are recruiting volunteers for 1-7 July to assist us in interacting with the public, reading the names of the fallen and selling the shrouds."
Rob Heard with some of the 19,240 shroud figures created for the exhibition, symbolically crossing one of the names of the fallen off the list after completing a figure (right) and shroud figures laid out on the grass (below)
The features of the company's blade shrouds for mining applications include: *A design that can include up to 30% more wear material, compared with competing products.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The president of the Osmanly Ocaklary (Ottoman Hearths), Kadir Canpolat, has defended the group's slogan and has said that they are soldiers in shrouds for President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, and that they are ready to die for him.
As a reminder to use the screens, put a warning decal, NSN 7690-01-244-9849, on both fan tower shrouds. Use some general purpose cleaner, NSN 7930-00515-2477, to clean the shrouds before applying the decals.
Hand Ejector 1st Model .44s started out with shrouds beneath their barrels to protect ejector rods.
Antonio Lombatt, of the Universita Popolare in Parma, Italy, said the false shrouds circulated in the Middle Ages, but most of them were later destroyed.
At the time we were having difficulties getting our equipment to produce the shrouds with the right degree of 'give' and Plastribution provided invaluable advice that helped us solve the technical challenge and at the same time reduced our costs."
FOLLOWING the acclaimed productions SHARDS and TEARS, the final part of the shysters triptych SHROUDS begins a four day run at the Herbert on Wednesday.