Sheathed
Sheathe Sheathe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sheathed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheating}.] [Written also sheath.] 1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case. [1913 Webster]

The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper. [1913 Webster]

4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles. [R.] --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

{To sheathe the sword}, to make peace. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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