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- To put something, such as a knife, into a sheath.
- To encase something with a protective covering.
- 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 17, in The Subtle Minotaur:
- “She sheathed her legs in the sheerest of the nylons that her father had brought back from the Continent, and slipped her feet into the toeless, high-heeled shoes of black suède.”
to put something, such as a knife, into a sheath
to encase something with a protective covering
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