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sheathe (third-person singular simple present sheathes, present participle sheathing, simple past and past participle sheathed)

  1. To put something, such as a knife, into a sheath
  2. To encase something with a protective covering
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 17, in The Subtle Minotaur[1]:
      “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.”


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