One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling a sheath in form or structure, especially in being long, narrow, and close-fitting.‘a long, flowing sheath-like gown’
- ‘The leaves, like those of adults, had sheath-like bases covering younger leaves.’
- ‘It features a prominent partial veil which covers the young gills and later forms a sheathlike covering on the lower stem, with the upper edge flaring outward to form a ring.’
- ‘Her studio was overflowing with works of all kinds: introspective figurative paintings, dark, sheath-like leather sculptures and photomontage works.’
- ‘Four girls in sheath-like corsets and four bare-chested men in black belted skirts enact a series of skirmishes.’
- ‘Wearing only an open, sheathlike black cloak, the actress holds an extravagantly long chain of flowers that trails awkwardly alongside her.’
- ‘Short, sheath-like dresses in bright colors were paired with quilting, leather and touches of fur.’
- ‘Dr. Rolf developed a theory that the body's aches and pains arose from basic imbalances among muscles and fascia - the sheath-like connective tissue that surrounds and binds muscles together.’
- ‘This layer, being somewhat strong and sheath-like, also provides some structural support.’
- ‘Not since the blackouts of 2003 were the sheath-like towers of the city's iconic skyline etched in such deep black, as opposed to their customary high-wattage glitter.’
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