To sheathe the sword
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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  • To unsheathe the sword — Unsheathe Un*sheathe , v. t. [1st pref. un + sheath.] To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword. [1913 Webster] {To unsheathe the sword}, to make war. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheathe the sword — (literary) To end war • • • Main Entry: ↑sheath …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw the sword — take a sword out of its sheathe in preparation for battle, prepare to do battle, prepare to fight …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sword — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ sharp ▪ double edged, two edged (both figurative) ▪ The potential financial boost is a double edged sword (= has advantages and disadvantages) …   Collocations dictionary

  • sheathe — [ʃi:ð] v [T] literary [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: sheath] 1.) to put a knife or sword into a sheath ▪ He sheathed his sword. 2.) be sheathed in/with sth to be covered by something ▪ The grassy hills were sheathed in mist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheathe — verb 1 (T) to put a knife or sword into a sheath: He sheathed his sword. 2 to be enclosed in a protective outer cover: be sheathed in/with: The nuclear reactor is sheathed with lead …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ida (sword) — The Ida is a kind of sword used by the Yoruba people of West Africa. It is a long sword with a narrow to wide blade and sheathe. The sword is sharp, and cuts on contact but begins to dull if not sharpened regularly. It is a double edged weapon.… …   Wikipedia

  • un|sheathe — «uhn SHEETH», transitive verb, sheathed, sheath|ing. 1. to draw (a sword, knife, or the like) from a sheath: »People…as ready to draw a knife on you as a cat was to unsheathe its claws (W. H. Hudson). 2. to bring or put forth from a covering …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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