sheath vs sheathe

sheath sheathe

Definitions

  • 1) A tight-fitting dress.
  • 2) A scabbard; a holster for a sword.
  • 3) The foreskin of certain animals, e.g. dogs and horses.
  • 4) UK A condom.
  • 5) Anything that has a similar shape to a scabbard for a sword that is for the purpose of holding an object that is longer than it is wide; a case.
  • 6) A close-fitting dress.
  • 7) Any of various similar coverings.
  • 8) Biology An enveloping tubular structure, such as the base of a grass leaf that surrounds the stem or the tissue that encloses a muscle or nerve fiber.
  • 9) A usually close-fitting case or covering for a blade, as of a sword.
  • 10) A condom.
  • 11) A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
  • 12) (Bot.) The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses.
  • 13) (Anat.) See Schwann's sheath.
  • 14) a knife with a fixed blade, carried in a sheath.
  • 15) (Anat.) See Neurilemma.
  • 16) Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part.
  • 17) (Zoöl.) One of the elytra of an insect.
  • 18) (Anat.) See under Medullary.
  • 19) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  • 20) a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
  • 21) a dress suitable for formal occasions
  • 22) The outer leaf becomes thickened about the middle of the internode, inclosing a nucleus.
  • 23) Specifically— The membranous toothed girdle which surrounds each node of an Equisetum, corresponding to the foliage of the higher orders of plants. See cut under Equisetum.
  • 24) In old plows, the bar connecting the beam and sole in front: so called as sheathing the edge of the mold-board. It corresponds to the standard and in part to the shin (see shin, 8) of a modern plow. See plow, 1.
  • 25) Any somewhat similar covering.
  • 26) In zoology, some sheathing, enveloping, or covering part.
  • 27) The sheath of a leaf.
  • 28) () The preputlal sheath into which the penis is retracted in many animals, as the horse, bull, dog, etc. This sheath corresponds in the main with the foreskin of man, and is often called prepuce.
  • 29) In anatomy, specifically, a membrane, fascia, or other sheet or layer of condensed connective tissue which closely invests a part or organ, and serves to bind it down or hold it in place. Such sheaths may be cylindrical, as when investing a nerve or blood-vessel and extending in its course; or flat and expansive, as when binding down muscles. A layer of deep fascia commonly forms a continuous sheath of all the muscles of a limb, as notably in the case of the fascia lata, which envelops the thigh, and is made tense by a special muscle (the tensor fasciæ latæ). See fascia, 7.
  • 30) A structure of loose stones for confining a river within its banks.
  • 31) The lorica or test which envelops many infusorians or other protozoans, some rotifers, etc.
  • 32) An elytron, wing-cover, or wing-case of an insect.
  • 33) The fold of skin into which the claws of a cat or other feline may be retracted.
  • 34) The white substance of Schwann which surrounds the axis-cylinder in a nerve-fibril.
  • 35) The horny covering of the bill or feet of a bird; especially, a sort of false cere of some birds, as the sheathbills, jagers, etc. See cuts under puffin.
  • 36) A case or covering, especially one which fits closely: as, the sheath of a sword. Compare scabbard.
  • 37) To put an object (especially a weapon, in particular, a sword) into its sheath.
  • 38) Sameassheathe.

Definitions

  • 1) To encase something with a protective covering
  • 2) To put something, such as a knife, into a sheath
  • 3) enclose with a sheath
  • 4) plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
  • 5) cover with a protective sheathing
  • 6) Tocoveruporhide.
  • 7) To enclose with a protective covering; encase.
  • 8) To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
  • 9) To insert into or provide with a sheath.
  • 10) rare To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.
  • 11) To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like.
  • 12) to make peace.
  • 13) To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
  • 14) To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.

Examples

  • 1) Her ivory sheath dress had obviously been painted on.
  • 2) Aislinn lowered the stick and returned her knife to its sheath.
  • 3) They also house a compass, map and knife sheath.
  • 4) Elsewhere, a leather biker jacket is slung casually over her shoulders as she models a shapely sheath dress.
  • 5) My little paisley sheath dress.
  • 6) Most likely, the term sheath is just another case of your typical Texan malapropism.
  • 7) I do this not because I am covetous of fine things (although I am that), but because a depressing number of cutlers turn out a fine knife and the sheath is an afterthought.
  • 8) But I’d chosen to be Galan’s sheath and I would do the same if it were mine to do over; I ought to be brazen, and wear the word sheath proudly, and never flinch at it.
  • 9) As for aftermarket sheaths ... idk about this one, the standard nylon sheath is the best that I've seen so far.
  • 10) Good knife with magnesium fire-starter in sheath, space blanket, and a T/C Encore with a 20gauge and a 45-70 barrel (ammo included.) +1 Good Comment?
  • 11) ‘Drawing the sword free of the sheath she inspected the blade.’
  • 12) ‘Shaking his head at the stupidity of his thoughts, he pulled the sword from its sheath and swung the blade experimentally.’
  • 13) ‘The anger was beginning to show as he took his sword from its sheath and positioned the blade so that it was at the guard's neck.’
  • 14) ‘He unstrapped the thin silver sword from the sheath of the porcelain blade.’
  • 15) ‘I pulled the sword out of the sheath, the silver blade glittering in the moonlight.’
  • 16) ‘He pulled the knife from its sheath and the blade glistened in the late day sun.’
  • 17) ‘One of the robbers produced a commando style knife with an eight inch blade from a leather sheath, which he brandished towards the victim, ordering him to hand over his watch.’
  • 18) ‘There is a companion series of videos to cover holster making, knife sheaths, chap and saddle construction.’
  • 19) ‘At the last possible moment the boy pulled a Bowie knife out of its sheath on his belt and deflected the sword.’
  • 20) ‘He removed the sword from its gleaming sheath and stared at the blade.’
  • 21) ‘A belt that held the sheath of a sword was at his waist, without blade, and his heavy dark gray tunic was tied at his neck and covering most of his body.’
  • 22) ‘Out of school, Scouts and fishermen would wear a sheath knife on a belt - I still remember my 4-inch blade in its sheath with the Scout logo.’
  • 23) ‘After a brief silent interval the youths turned away laughing, carrying the sword in its lacquer sheath.’
  • 24) ‘His lordship was careful to supply a sheath for each blade, lest anyone suspect he was inciting their use.’
  • 25) ‘There was a brown leather belt tied around her waist and it had a place for a dagger sheath and a sword sheath.’
  • 26) ‘To me there are some jobs a fixed blade knife simply does better, but that means you must have a sheath or some protective package.’
  • 27) ‘Consequently, anyone having reason to carry a cutlass or similar instrument in any public place is reminded to ensure that it is carried in a sheath or other covering.’
  • 28) ‘The sheath appeared magnetic, needing little outer protection, except the leather that guarded the tip of the blade when it was in place.’
  • 29) ‘She pulled the sword in its protective sheath from her back and held it in front of her, admiring the worn leather.’
  • 30) ‘Each wore a knife, tied around the waist by a strip of plain leather, and sheathed in a simple sheath of the same brown leather.’
  • 31) ‘The tumor infiltrated perineural sheaths and peripancreatic fatty tissue.’
  • 32) ‘The median nerve and the tendon of palmaris profundus are ensheathed in a common sheath of connective tissue.’
  • 33) ‘It is the breakdown of the synovial tissue of tendon sheaths that gives rise to most ganglia.’
  • 34) ‘Each individual, or zooid, is enclosed in a sheath of tissue, the zooecium, that in many species secretes a rigid skeleton of calcium carbonate.’
  • 35) ‘The vascular bundle is surrounded by a sclerenchymatic sheath and parenchyma with chloroplasts.’
  • 36) ‘Injection of joints, bursae, tendon sheaths, and soft tissues of the human body is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic skill for family physicians.’
  • 37) ‘There is a bunch of super thin muscle sheaths and tissue that surround our ribs which, when aggravated, take forever to heal.’
  • 38) ‘The notochord sheath is a collagenous connective tissue.’
  • 39) ‘The larva wriggles around for a day or two at this level until a loose sheath of epidermal tissue encloses it.’
  • 40) ‘Therefore we can describe the outer part of the filament as a tubular structure, or a sheath, that surrounds either a cell chain or a lumen.’
  • 41) ‘This sheath is often closely fitting but is not in close contact with the cells.’
  • 42) ‘For hundreds of years, scientists have studied plant cell walls - the protective sheaths that give plant cells shape and protect them from disease and dehydration.’
  • 43) ‘All in all, the recent news is good because it means that the protective sheath around the nerve endings in his body, which were damaged in the attack, may be beginning to grow back.’
  • 44) ‘These bunches of axons are wrapped in myelin sheaths and bundled like electrical wire.’
  • 45) ‘The distal open end of the sheath is guided through a punctured hole in the interatrial septum and into the left atrium.’
  • 46) ‘The neurological condition is incurable and occurs when the protective sheath surrounding the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord is damaged.’
  • 47) ‘These replicate the sheaths that, like the insulation around a bundle of electrical wires, surround nerves in the body.’
  • 48) ‘Deep fascia provides muscle fibers with a protective outer sheath, and helps connect muscle to bone by way of ligaments.’
  • 49) ‘The tendon, whose protective sheath ruptured Sept.26, runs around the back of his ankle.’
  • 50) ‘They travel to the brain and mount an assault on a substance called myelin, which acts as a protective sheath around nerve fibers.’
  • 51) ‘Films of silica act like the plastic sheath on copper cable, since silica is insulating.’
  • 52) ‘Installation is a breeze, and they even provide you with enough in the way of sheaths to keep your cables tidy if you need to.’
  • 53) ‘The linear symmetry of the gold-colored cable sheaths was especially important.’
  • 54) ‘It was also said that there were nicks on the sheath of the live cable at the ‘spur’, where the chair had been connected into the mains electricity supply.’
  • 55) ‘Now, I am aware of the tricks like zip ties, sheaths, cramming cables into hidden areas, but if you swap out hardware as much as I do, this is an annoying thing to do.’
  • 56) ‘The standard phone wire found in a residence is four untwisted, unshielded wires in a plastic sheath.’
  • 57) ‘The system includes a deflection device and a sheath and optionally uses a guidewire.’
  • 58) ‘In oil wells, the fiber is wrapped in a metal sheath, which deforms under pressure or temperature changes and squeezes the gratings.’
  • 59) ‘This inside-outside electrode consists of a metal sheath surrounding a core of fluxing and alloying compounds.’
  • 60) ‘The HF signal also jumps gaskets between pipe sections, bad telephone cable bonds, and small breaks in a cable's sheath.’
  • 61) ‘Then, there's that generation who never wore anything more formal than a black sheath dress with a knit cardigan.’
  • 62) ‘The skinny adolescent is dressed to kill in a black sheath dress, gloves and a straw pillbox hat with a veil.’
  • 63) ‘A simple sheath dress or suit with gorgeous shoes and accessories can also save you from maxing out a credit card for a one night only outfit and be appropriate too.’
  • 64) ‘The indispensable piece remains the sheath dress, interpreted à la nymphet mode by Alessandro dell'Acqua, and dramatically by Lawrence Steele, who created a luminous second skin of metallicized grey with lunar spangles.’
  • 65) ‘Pink swirled over the white sheath dress, which billowed into a taffeta 1950's ingenue's gown.’
  • 66) ‘Seeing myself as a part of the room, I sewed a tight sheath dress from electric turquoise fabric that had a hairy-fringed surface, and presented Sidney with a bow tie I had made from silver vinyl.’
  • 67) ‘Long brown hair straight to her shoulders, black go-go boots and a sheath dress all in lavender clung to her too slim body.’
  • 68) ‘Sudanese model Alek Wek drew a wave of applause in a sweeping pink lame opera coat with fur collar, thrown over a silver sheath dress with giant embroidered palm leaves.’
  • 69) ‘She looked fabulous from afar in an orange sheath dress with a sexy and intricate back cut-out.’
  • 70) ‘Loren was beaming, looking flawless once again in a coppery sheath dress, with her silver blond hair spiraling down past her shoulders in waves.’
  • 71) ‘In her twenties, she had styled red hair and was wearing a sheath dress, a single strand of pearls and a broad brimmed hat.’
  • 72) ‘And, over the years, the sleek sheath dress became something of a red-carpet signature for her.’
  • 73) ‘The cute fuzzy add-on summons up old movie star allure to the most simple sheath dress and looks equally cute tossed over a tunic top and jeans.’
  • 74) ‘Draped around her was a black silk sheath dress with deep red sleeves.’
  • 75) ‘The mutual friend brought a younger boy with long brown hair with a bright orange cummerbund and a green coat, which further clashed with her black and hot pink sheath dress.’
  • 76) ‘Alexander McQueen has produced a grey tailored sheath dress with three-quarter sleeves and a bow detail under the bust.’
  • 77) ‘While she has the hair, the face and the body to carry off a fitted purple silk sheath dress, I unfortunately look like a rugby prop forward in drag.’
  • 78) ‘His fingers gently undid the zipper of the plum colored silk sheath dress she wore and then slowly slid it off her shoulders, letting it fall effortlessly to the floor.’
  • 79) ‘As usual, she looked stunning in a sleeveless red sheath dress, her honey blonde hair held in place by a rose very similar to the one I was holding.’
  • 80) ‘Her prom dress, a black sheath, sparkled in her bedroom.’
  • 81) ‘This bill aims to take away the criminalised aspect of that, and it de-penalises the aspect of having evidence of safe sex on the premises - that is, condoms, sheaths, diaphragms, and lubricants.’
  • 82) ‘The condom, or male sheath, was quite a late development.’
  • 83) ‘Protective and decorative penis sheaths were common among primitive societies.’
  • 84) ‘Condoms have been around since 1350BC, according to Durex, when ancient Egyptian tribesmen used sheaths as protection against infection, injury and insect bites.’
  • 85) ‘In earlier times there had been advances in rubber sheaths but they were seen more as a protection against syphilis as opposed to a form of birth control.’

Examples

  • 1) Her small hand seized the end of his sword sheathe, checking him.
  • 2) He slipped the sword sheathe back into his sash and took out the gun.
  • 3) Caris slipped his sword sheathe from its sash, holding it loosely in his left hand, his right held ready at his side.
  • 4) A tall slender woman in a dove gray one-shouldered sheathe dress stood up from a table in the house.
  • 5) That way, Paul, Araucaria and their cohorts will sheathe their claws and go back to being pussycats!
  • 6) My footclaws sheathe in and slide out over and over again as I think.
  • 7) A fantastic result would be for Rand to sheathe the sword to take out Jaime, and both end up dead on the battlefield.
  • 8) A guttural sound broke from his chest when he felt her sheathe tugging him deeper, its slick clench undeniable.
  • 9) ‘He stuffed the package into his pocket and sheathed his knife, wiping off the blood and brain matter on the back of Nick's shirt.’
  • 10) ‘Pocketing the stone and sheathing the sword he stood.’
  • 11) ‘I nodded, sheathing one of my swords to use my hand to wipe my face clear of tears.’
  • 12) ‘He sheathed the newly gotten sword and placed it in the box once again.’
  • 13) ‘He handed me the sword that was sheathed for me to strap onto my back.’
  • 14) ‘Daniel split his weapon and sheathed the two halves and spread his feet.’
  • 15) ‘Clumsily, he sheathed both of his swords and turned to get Vincent and Emma.’
  • 16) ‘His cloak was whipped with the wind underneath his sword, which was sheathed on his back.’
  • 17) ‘Setting the crossbow on the counter and sheathing his sword, he moved with surprising speed and agility to replace the bar across the door.’
  • 18) ‘He sheathed his sword quickly, bringing his pistols out and unleashing a hail of bullets at his assailant.’
  • 19) ‘She sheathed her swords and notched an arrow onto the string of her bow.’
  • 20) ‘After cursing his opponent several times, the man sheathed his knife and cracked his knuckles.’
  • 21) ‘‘We can't risk going slow,’ said Ben, sheathing his sword.’
  • 22) ‘‘We'd have both died had that been a real match,’ the older man continued in a normal voice, sheathing his sword again.’
  • 23) ‘He murmured softly, sighing and sheathing the sword.’
  • 24) ‘I followed shortly after him after sheathing the knife, and Monique, after having a brief word with the bartender, returned last.’
  • 25) ‘She relaxed, sheathing her sword to show her compliance.’
  • 26) ‘But no more than a few strides towards the stationary cart, she yanked hard on the reins, sheathing her sword that had been loosened, partially drawn out into her grip.’
  • 27) ‘He released her wrists and slowly stood, sheathing his sword.’
  • 28) ‘After sheathing his sword, Robert struggled to catch his breath.’
  • 29) ‘Some vehicles intended for testing on public roads are sheathed in so much black leather and vinyl that they resemble a dominatrix on wheels.’
  • 30) ‘The connector is sheathed in a black mesh, and is very long, about six feet long.’
  • 31) ‘His feet were sheathed in black, silk socks while a black bow tie hung undone around his neck.’
  • 32) ‘The women are all sheathed in such tight dresses that they have trouble walking to the stage.’
  • 33) ‘His beautifully sculpted body was sheathed in tan breeches and a white lined shirt, half opened at the neck.’
  • 34) ‘Early in the morning the mountains are usually sheathed in clouds of mist.’
  • 35) ‘The exterior of the building is sheathed in embossed and perforated copper panels.’
  • 36) ‘Our brains are literally made of fat and our nerves are sheathed in thin membranes of it.’
  • 37) ‘The man's right hand was sheathed in a white rubber glove but the other hand was free.’
  • 38) ‘His teeth were glinting in the twilight and his fingers were barely sheathed in skin.’
  • 39) ‘These are men begging to be oppressed by the female leg, preferably sheathed in silk.’
  • 40) ‘In all, 19 pages guide you - from locating and pouring of footings, to building the structure, sheathing the roof with cedar shingles, and topping it off with a decorative cupola.’
  • 41) ‘As he cuts away the tentorium, where the membrane sheathing the brain gathers and parts, he sees it as ‘a pale delicate structure of beauty, like the little whirl of a veiled dancer’.’
  • 42) ‘The ‘edges’ are there because of the way the leaves meet each other along their edges, while the ‘round’ rushes usually have one leaf sheathing the stem.’
  • 43) ‘These are just heaps of noble materials sheathing insignificant forms and insipid patterns or inappropriate functions that could have been rejected.’
  • 44) ‘Kerra paused at the edge of her driveway, fear sheathing her heart in ice.’
  • 45) ‘He dropped his arm, twisting away from her and sheathing it in one liquidy movement.’
  • 46) ‘There are clear formal and material similarities, especially in the use of translucent glass cladding that sheathes the building in a diaphanous membrane.’
  • 47) ‘In essence, Gehry sheathes a timber box in stainless steel.’
  • 48) ‘She carves from wood, then sheathes her forms in various metals, bringing both organic and cultural life cycles into play.’
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