sheathe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sheathe plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh
    • v sheathe enclose with a sheath "sheathe a sword"
    • v sheathe cover with a protective sheathing "sheathe her face"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The banana plant reaches its full height of 15 to 30 feet in about one year. The trunk of a banana plant is made of sheaths of overlapping leaves, tightly wrapped around each other like celery stalks.
    • Sheathe To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
    • Sheathe To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.
    • Sheathe To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.
    • Sheathe To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case. "The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes.""'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sheathe To put into a sheath or scabbard; inclose in or cover with or as with a sheath or case: as, to sheathe a sword or dagger.
    • sheathe To protect by a casing or covering; cover over or incase, as with armor, boards, iron, sheets of copper, or the like.
    • sheathe To cover up or hide.
    • sheathe To render less sharp or keen; mask; dull.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sheathe (th) to put into a sheath: to cover with a sheath or case: to enclose in a lining
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.”
  • Susan Coolidge
    Susan Coolidge
    “Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “No sheath shall hold what finds its home in flesh.”
  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “One sword keeps another in the sheath.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also sheath,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scéth, scǽth; Ger. scheide, Ice. skeithir.

Usage

In literature:

This he formed of the large sheathing bases of the leaves, in the shape of a trough.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The stiletto was in a sheath and Pedro could just reach the point.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
I sheathed my knife, and again walked on.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
From the bottom of the sheath depended a leather tassel.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Now one day Hynde Etin slung his bow across his shoulder, placed a sheath of arrows in his belt, and was up and away to the hunt.
"Stories from the Ballads" by Mary MacGregor
With shamefaced, submissive mien he sheathes the thin, gleaming blade.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Carmena was thrusting her rifle into its saddle-sheath.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
With a blow of his sheathed sword he sent the dagger spinning towards the ceiling.
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Lanko was sheathing the weapon, his whole bearing expressing unwilling relinquishment.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
Would you mind sheathing my sword?
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
The dragoons rush with sheathed sabres on the mass!
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
The lower part of the bract forms a sheath which encloses the ovary.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Here, unbuckle the belt, and take it and the sheath.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
While he was there, Pan bought a Winchester carbine and a saddle sheath for it.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
The boys noted that many Moros were armed, with krises or barongs in fancy sheaths.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
My sword rusted in its sheath in a single night.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
One who never drew his sword in an unjust cause, and who never sheathed it without victory.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
The sheathing was well beaten.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Gelimer wiped his sword-blade on the tiger's soft skin and thrust it into the sheath.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Oswald wore a cavalry sabre in its sheath.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
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In poetry:

I watch Inesilla
Thy window beneath,
Deep slumbers the villa
In night's dusky sheath!
"A Serenade" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
No touch gave she to hound in leash,
No wink to sword in sheath:
She seemed a woman scarce of flesh;
Above it, or beneath.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
A soul of fire, a tender heart
Too warm for hate, he knew
The generous victor's graceful part
To sheathe the sword he drew.
"William Francis Bartlett" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I SHEATH my sword. In mercy go.
Turn back from me your hopeless eyes,
For in them all my anger dies:
I cannot face a beaten foe.
"Victory" by Aline Murray Kilmer
"And for thyself, I pray forbear,
Bethink thee of thy Lord,
Who healed again the smitten ear,
And sheathed His follower's sword.
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Unsheath your swords and fling at once
The useless sheaths away,
The Bible is no shield 'gainst those
Who come to kill and slay.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

50th Anniversary Bel Air Gun Show Bowie in sheath.
The only exceptions are for pieces of wall trim and roof sheathing.
The Hoquiam facility is known for its premium plywood sheathing.
Leaks at H-Clips With Zip Sheathing .
Q&A: Replacing Sheathing Behind Brick Veneer.
The KA-BAR Tanto and synthetic sheath.
Leaks at H-Clips With Zip Sheathing.
JD DENNEHY CUSTOM LEATHER SHEATHS.
It is designed to bend a silicone finger sheath in a realistic manner .
Terumo Acquires Onset Medical Access Sheath Technology.
Which develops interventional procedural access sheath technology for cardiology and urology.
Several inches of month-old snow sheathed the fields, and there'd been a fresh dusting the night before.
$250 with original style leather sheath.
The house is usually wrapped after it's sheathed but before the windows are installed.
WHAT SHE WORE Simpson accessorized a formfitting tomato-red Giambattista Valli sheath with burgundy YSL platforms.
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In science:

T ; v) at the point of intersection with the sheath interface.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Let n be an ion density in the sheath region Λs(T ; v) and satisfy the a priori estimate in Lemma A.8.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Let S (t), t ∈ [0, T ] be the C 2,γ -regular simple closed convex curve in R2 provided by Lemma A.6 such that S (t) lies inside the annulus Ω∗ and Ωs(t; v) is the corresponding sheath region 0 ≤ t ≤ T , T sufficiently smal l.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
T ; r) : the sheath region determined by the interface r , and recall that an interface S (t) is represented by the radial function r(·, t).
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Let Λs (T ; v) be the sheath region determined by v.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
So let us proceed to show that w satisfies the sheath system (??) and boundary conditions (A.95) in Λs (T ; v).
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Next we check the boundary conditions on the sheath interface.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Hence we have shown that w satisfies the sheath system (??) in the sheath region and boundary conditions (A.95).
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
This u is a desired smooth solution of the sheath system.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
Slemrod, Global existence of plasma-ion sheaths and their dynamics, Commun.
Appendix to paper: A geometric level-set formulation of a plasma-sheath interface
In this section we introduce a quite simple dielectriclike model of a plasma-sheath system .
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
On the ground of the stress-energy tensor considerations it is shown the inherent instability of the field inversion sheath.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
Es and Ep are, resp., the electric fields in the sheath and NG (possibly including the positive column).
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
Here, εs and εp are, resp., the electrical permittivity of the sheath and the positive column.
Electron Trapping by Electric Field Reversals in Glow Discharges
SOL turbulence is specific with respect to core turbulence due to the sheath boundary conditions that strongly reduce the parallel current flowing on each flux tube.
Control of test particle transport in a turbulent electrostatic model of the Scrape Off Layer
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