- v. present participle of unsheathe.
- adj. not having a protective covering
“Mohammedan sword was again unsheathed; for fresh in their memories were the terrible atrocities perpetrated during the former uprising, which was one long intermittent period of bloodshed and pillage lasting from 1861 to 1874, both parties, however, assenting to a cessation of hostilities each year during seedtime and harvest.”
“He had his sword unsheathed, but apparently there was no one left to use it on.”
“Sabin moved to the side of the ship, his shield on his left arm, his sword unsheathed in his right hand.”
“His beauty was like a sword unsheathed, bright as sun-struck steel and twice as hard.”
“Then Gew mounted the young King upon his charger, and he walked before him bearing an Indian sword unsheathed in his hand.”
“Try to steal some food if you can," Antryg put in cheerfully, scrambling up the icy bank, looking for all the world as if he'd just been on a holiday outing, except for the sword unsheathed in his hand.”
“Jezreel: for there the battle was, -- at least, if that may be called a battle, where there was not one sword unsheathed by the conqueror.”
“When we came to the gate, and the guard in green and brown leather, sword unsheathed, advanced upon us, I jerked my thumb toward the back seat and said, "Get the picture?”
“The movement was successful and the Congress, completely convinced by the sight of a sword unsheathed in its presence by one of the victorious generals, elected Baez to the presidency.”
“Like a sword unsheathed in the sunlight, the flames sparkle amidst the grass, which grows knee-deep right to the kopje's very lips.”
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