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  • n. Plural form of sheath.


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  • But Parent keeps the darkness from becoming oppressive with a fast-paced plot and well-observed details of the age when a Saturday-night party meant women in sheaths and pearls, men in black horn rims, and “Peter, Paul and Mary on the hi-fi.”

    2006 October « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • She did not have the expert's eye for the depth of chest, the wide nostrils, the recuperative lungs, and the muscles under their satin sheaths -- crypts of energy wherein lurked the chemistry of destruction.

    Chapter 4

  • The Guard wore the bearskins undecorated for battle, but each man had a waxed canvas sheath, eighteen inches long, strapped to his sabre-briquet, and in the sheaths were the plumes which they would fix to the bearskins for their victory parade in Brussels.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • Generations will be a subline that includes Deluxe-sized figures only, including a limited number of I like how he has sword sheaths on his hips.

  • The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths which is sometimes called a stem or stalk.

    Tips N Tricks: The Incredible Edible Leek

  • The doctrines and teachings regarding several "sheaths" or

    Reincarnation and the Law of Karma A Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth, and Spiritual Cause and Effect

  • Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the fatty myelin 'sheaths' around nerve cells are progressively damaged leading to a variety of symptoms including pain and physical and mental disability. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "sheaths" of lightning spotted in the 2008 eruption of mount Chaitén in Chile, because the cyclonic motion throws charged particles to the plume margins.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • If showing the decolletage she sheaths her legs in a long dress - in other words, Lively knows when too much is too much.

    Roger Stone: StoneZone's 2011 Best and Worst Dressed

  • They were coated with ice; the thick German socks were like sheaths of iron half-way to the knees; and the mocassin strings were like rods of steel all twisted and knotted as by some conflagration.

    To Build A Fire


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