[ US /ˈʃiθ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈiːθ/ ]
  1. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  2. a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
  3. a dress suitable for formal occasions
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How To Use sheath In A Sentence

  • Oman: three horizontal bands of white, red, and green of equal width with a broad, vertical, red band on the hoist side; the national emblem (a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards) in white is centered at the top of the vertical band The 2001 CIA World Factbook
  • A guttural sound broke from his chest when he felt her sheathe tugging him deeper, its slick clench undeniable. Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • People who have pledged their lives to fighting Islamic extremism, when asked about Charles Johnson now, unsheathe a word they do not throw around lightly ... The Volokh Conspiracy » Comparing Left and Right Blogospheres
  • Vertical circulation is primarily via lifts just inboard from these stairs, in a bull-nosed service tower sheathed in stainless steel.
  • Adhering egg clusters along the spines are covered by thin, gelatinous sheath; tips of spines are separated from each other, with slight but distinct subterminal narrowing.
  • Solomon’s wad have taught him that there was danger in edge-tools, and that he wad have bidden the smaik either sheath his shabble, or stand farther back.” The Fortunes of Nigel
  • An assortment of leather sheaths hang like washing on a line in a mocked-up Saxon trader's stall.
  • Setting the crossbow on the counter and sheathing his sword, he moved with surprising speed and agility to replace the bar across the door.
  • 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.
  • In some instances the protruding parts assume large proportions, but always, because of the relationship between the fibular tarsal bone (calcaneum) and the tendon sheath, the larger protrusion is situated mesially. Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
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