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]


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  • 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

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  • unsheathe — /un sheedh /, v.t., unsheathed, unsheathing. 1. to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like. 2. to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise. [1325 75; ME unshethen to dislodge; see UN 2, SHEATHE] * * * …   Universalium

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