What are sheets?

Famous quotes containing the word sheets:

    Each month
    the blood sheets down
    like good red rain.
    Erica Jong (b. 1942)

    the sheets and towels of a life we were going to share,
    The milk-stiff bibs, the shroud, each rag to be ever
    Trampled or soiled, bled on or groped for blindly,
    Came swooning out of an enormous willow hamper
    Onto moon-marbly boards.
    James Merrill (b. 1926)

    The difference is wide that the sheets will not decide.
    English proverb, collected in John Ray, English Proverbs (1670)