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Sheathe   /ʃið/   Listen
Sheathe

verb
(past & past part. sheathed; pres. part. sheating)
1.
Cover with a protective sheathing.
2.
Enclose with a sheath.
3.
Plunge or bury (a knife or sword) in flesh.






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"Sheathe" Quotes from Famous Books



... they have made of it.... I am anxious to transfer this power to the representatives you must appoint, and I hope you will relieve me of a burden, which one of you can worthily bear, giving me the only honor to which I aspire, that is, to continue to fight your enemies, for I shall never sheathe my sword until the freedom of my country ...
— Simon Bolivar, the Liberator • Guillermo A. Sherwell

... true our wars be ended I thank God, and we may sheathe our swords at last, but the woods be full of Black Ivo's scattered soldiery, with outlaws and ...
— Beltane The Smith • Jeffery Farnol

... War is over and the KAISER's out of print, I'm going to buy some tortoises and watch the beggars sprint; When the War is over and the sword at last we sheathe, I'm going to keep a jelly-fish ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 2, 1917 • Various

... Paris, and he subsequently gained a victory over the Prussians at Montmirail, and also over the Austrians at Montereau. After the battle of Montmirail, a last effort was made to bring him to terms with the allies, but he refused to sheathe his sword. He gained a victory over the Russians at Craonne, but his loss was so great that it was tantamount to defeat. The Russians retreated to Laon, where they united with the Prussians, and where, three days after, they routed and destroyed the French ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. - From George III. to Victoria • E. Farr and E. H. Nolan



Words linked to "Sheathe" :   immerse, plunge, sheathing, unsheathe, invaginate, cover, enwrap, wrap, envelop, enclose, enfold



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