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1Put (a weapon such as a knife or sword) into a sheath.
cover, wrapping, covering, packaging, paperView synonyms
- ‘He sheathed the newly gotten sword and placed it in the box once again.’
- ‘After sheathing his sword, Robert struggled to catch his breath.’
- ‘Pocketing the stone and sheathing the sword he stood.’
- ‘She relaxed, sheathing her sword to show her compliance.’
- ‘Clumsily, he sheathed both of his swords and turned to get Vincent and Emma.’
- ‘Daniel split his weapon and sheathed the two halves and spread his feet.’
- ‘He handed me the sword that was sheathed for me to strap onto my back.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He released her wrists and slowly stood, sheathing his sword.’
- ‘I nodded, sheathing one of my swords to use my hand to wipe my face clear of tears.’
- ‘‘We'd have both died had that been a real match,’ the older man continued in a normal voice, sheathing his sword again.’
- ‘She sheathed her swords and notched an arrow onto the string of her bow.’
- ‘After cursing his opponent several times, the man sheathed his knife and cracked his knuckles.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He sheathed his sword quickly, bringing his pistols out and unleashing a hail of bullets at his assailant.’
- ‘I followed shortly after him after sheathing the knife, and Monique, after having a brief word with the bartender, returned last.’
- ‘‘We can't risk going slow,’ said Ben, sheathing his sword.’
- ‘He murmured softly, sighing and sheathing the sword.’
- ‘Setting the crossbow on the counter and sheathing his sword, he moved with surprising speed and agility to replace the bar across the door.’
- ‘His cloak was whipped with the wind underneath his sword, which was sheathed on his back.’
- 1.1often be sheathed in Encase (something) in a close-fitting or protective covering.‘her legs were sheathed in black stockings’
contain, hold, store, coverView synonyms
- ‘The man's right hand was sheathed in a white rubber glove but the other hand was free.’
- ‘Some vehicles intended for testing on public roads are sheathed in so much black leather and vinyl that they resemble a dominatrix on wheels.’
- ‘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’.’
- ‘The connector is sheathed in a black mesh, and is very long, about six feet long.’
- ‘These are just heaps of noble materials sheathing insignificant forms and insipid patterns or inappropriate functions that could have been rejected.’
- ‘His beautifully sculpted body was sheathed in tan breeches and a white lined shirt, half opened at the neck.’
- ‘There are clear formal and material similarities, especially in the use of translucent glass cladding that sheathes the building in a diaphanous membrane.’
- ‘Our brains are literally made of fat and our nerves are sheathed in thin membranes of it.’
- ‘Kerra paused at the edge of her driveway, fear sheathing her heart in ice.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She carves from wood, then sheathes her forms in various metals, bringing both organic and cultural life cycles into play.’
- ‘Early in the morning the mountains are usually sheathed in clouds of mist.’
- ‘He dropped his arm, twisting away from her and sheathing it in one liquidy movement.’
- ‘The exterior of the building is sheathed in embossed and perforated copper panels.’
- ‘In essence, Gehry sheathes a timber box in stainless steel.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His teeth were glinting in the twilight and his fingers were barely sheathed in skin.’
- ‘These are men begging to be oppressed by the female leg, preferably sheathed in silk.’
- ‘His feet were sheathed in black, silk socks while a black bow tie hung undone around his neck.’
- ‘The women are all sheathed in such tight dresses that they have trouble walking to the stage.’
Late Middle English: from sheath.
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