Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made of straw.
  • Finished around the top with a flare, like that of a sheaf.

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

  • adjective obsolete Made of straw.

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sheave.
  • adjective Made into a sheaf

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Examples

  • He saw a vendor selling sugarcane from an open-sided van, mangoes in wooden crates and tall cane sheaved with twine.

    Underworld

  • He saw a vendor selling sugarcane from an open-sided van, mangoes in wooden crates and tall cane sheaved with twine.

    Underworld

  • He saw a vendor selling sugarcane from an open-sided van, mangoes in wooden crates and tall cane sheaved with twine.

    Underworld

  • It's sheaved in a soft tissue layer that has the venom and bacteria in it.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • BILL FRIST, (R) MAJORITY LEADER: The sort (ph) of the filibuster has been sheaved because we are placing principle before politics and results before rhetoric.

    CNN Transcript Jan 31, 2006

  • Ahab must have the doubloon! and with his own hands he rigged a nest of basketed bowlines; and sending a hand aloft, with a single sheaved block, to secure to the mainmast head, he received the two ends of the downwardreeved rope; and attaching one to his basket prepared, pin for the other end, in order to fasten it at the rail.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • He has carried with him a light tackle called a whip, consisting of only two parts, travelling through a single-sheaved block.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Autumn would mean tall, dry grasses, ready to be scythed and sheaved and draped into a roof for the lodge.

    Time Streams

  • They consist of eight separate machines, which work in succession, so as to begin and finish off a two-sheaved block four inches in length.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 385, August 15, 1829

  • On steamers, of course, we have no yards, and so little items like spanners and wrenches and three-sheaved blocks fall from aloft.

    Wide Courses

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