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Unsheathe   Listen
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Unsheathe  v. t.  To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword.
To unsheathe the sword, to make war.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Unsheathe" Quotes from Famous Books



... them cover heights and passes, that The Emperor may lose none of his host." Responds Gualtier:—"This am I bound to do For you."—Forthwith one thousand Franks of France O'errun each height and pass.—None shall descend Despite ill news, ere seven hundred swords Unsheathe. That very day King Almaris Who rules Belferne, met them with ...
— La Chanson de Roland • Lon Gautier

... said, "and this knife," handing me a long bowie-knife covered with a handsome, gold-embossed sheath; "we are going into a den of infamy where everything is possible. Never unsheathe that knife until you are compelled to use it, for a scratch from it is certain and instant death; it is charged with the most deadly poison the art of the chemist has been able to produce; the secret is known only to our Brotherhood; the discoverer is an Italian ...
— Caesar's Column • Ignatius Donnelly

... my dear friend, it's delightful. No more edicts, no more of the cardinal's guards, no more De Jussacs, nor other bloodhounds. I'Gad! underneath a lamp in an inn, anywhere, they ask 'Are you one of the Fronde?' They unsheathe, and that's all that is said. The Duke de Guise killed Monsieur de Coligny in the Place Royale and ...
— Twenty Years After • Alexandre Dumas, Pere



Words linked to "Unsheathe" :   sheathe, pull, get out



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