Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sheathe.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sheath.

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Examples

  • For the East End-based narrator of Emily Perkins's Novel About My Wife, these "tawdry plastic sheathes of flowers in memory of a loving colour-photocopied mum or restless young chav who's got in the way of somebody's else's crack-fuelled Stanley knife" are "a new form of urban decoration, mawkish post-Diana grief."

    Geoff Dyer: What Will Survive of Us?

  • So we decided to take a look at her style and we learned that the actress is fluent in fashion, moving comfortably between old-school Hollywood chic-like silk sheathes or leopard print frocks and riskier moves like gold lamé suits.

    Rachel Bilson's Glamorous Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • So we decided to take a look at her style and we learned that the actress is fluent in fashion, moving comfortably between old-school Hollywood chic-like silk sheathes or leopard print frocks and riskier moves like gold lamé suits.

    Rachel Bilson's Glamorous Style (PHOTOS, POLL)

  • It was trash, scattered around the cistern: wrappers, plastic sheathes, cigarette packages, reflecting the starlight.

    Christian Beckwith: Adventropy: Adventure Philanthropy at Work

  • They drag him back in from somewhere outside, their long knives still in their sheathes.

    The subject was her. He was the object.

  • In spite of my early fear that I would be offering weapons welcomingly to any passing serial killer, I am now a firm advocate of the knife magnet: no one really can put knives into their sheathes after each use, and a load of sharp blades in a drawer cannot be a good idea.

    Nigella Lawson's Cozy Kitchen

  • Stray protein quietly becoming fuel for a million miniscule workers, all sculpting their environment in long sheathes and spirals.

    365 tomorrows » 2008 » May : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • Wind whistles among those great, rainbow-shimmering pinions 'His cloak blows back from his shoulders; the air strikes through'. his ring-mail and sheathes him in cold.

    The Clique

  • The chicken has salty, crackling, crunchy skin that sheathes extremely tender flesh.

    Ed Levine: Tribeca's Newest Mod-Italian, A Restaurant For The Times

  • It focuses on digital releases, sheathes its physical products in 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and buys carbon credits to offset its energy use.

    The Bed-Stuy Bronfman

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