Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Put into a sheath; incased in a sheath, as a sword; specifically, in bot., zoöl., and anatomy, having a sheath; put in or capable of being withdrawn into a sheath; invaginated; vaginate.
  • Covered with sheathing or thin material, inside or outside.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Povided with, or inclosed in, sheath.
  • adjective (Bot.) Invested by a sheath, or cylindrical membranaceous tube, which is the base of the leaf, as the stalk or culm in grasses; vaginate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sheath.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective enclosed in a protective covering; sometimes used in combination

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Examples

  • There were those who looked at horror in the eye and decided that the most reasonable course of action was to drink themselves into a stupor, sheathed from the unacceptable by smoke and alcohol.

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  • There were those who looked at horror in the eye and decided that the most reasonable course of action was to drink themselves into a stupor, sheathed from the unacceptable by smoke and alcohol.

    notes from the peanut gallery

  • His sword sheathed, the Erl King signaled for the horn.

    Child Of The Hunt

  • The Nyueng Bao squatted not far away, sword sheathed across his back, waiting, a ragged little man who did not look dangerous at all.

    She Is The Darkness

  • His sword sheathed, Ariakas felt for the top step with his foot while he balanced with his hands against the walls.

    Emperor of Ansalon

  • His hand swept back to the Sword sheathed at the bedside and the blade flashed into the air.

    Last Sword Of Power

  • He also left his knife and sword sheathed and held out his empty hands.

    Conan the Valiant

  • The wizard was walking toward him, the sword sheathed and cradled in his arms.

    The Misenchanted Sword

  • Sword sheathed, Achilles steps into the empty circle.

    Ilium

  • The crimson sword-sash which bore his sword sheathed in a scabbard of gold flashing with jewels, completed in his own dress the tricolor of France.

    The Rose of Old St. Louis

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