sheath has definitions from the field of clothing
[ noun ] a protective covering for a knife or sword

Used in print

(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

This energy transfer depends_on the current , the temperature in the arc column , the anode material , and the conditions in the anode sheath .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Grabbing his Winchester from its sheath , Cook prepared to fight from behind the arroyo bank .

[ noun ] an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part



Used in print

(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)

In February , 1959 , during the second admission to The New_York_Hospital , a biopsy specimen of the left gastrocnemius showed striking increase in the sarcolemmal sheath nuclei and shrunken muscle_fibers in several sections .

[ noun ] (clothing) a dress suitable for formal occasions



Used in print

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

Carrying it to the living_room , she imagined the picture she made : tall and roundly slim , a_bit sophisticated in her yellow sheath , with a graceful swingy walk that she had learned as a twirler with the school band .

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