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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sheave.
  • adj. Made into a sheaf

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made of straw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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


  • 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

  • Noyes saw him leap to one side, even as he saw a heavy, triple-sheaved block bound on the steel deck beside him.

    Wide Courses

  • Not only did Froude omit more than half the Letters which Carlyle had collected, but he substituted, with disastrous consequences, for that portion of Mrs. Carlyle's Journal, sheaved by

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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