Sheathe

Definition of Sheathe

v. t.1.To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
[imp. & p. p. Sheathed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sheating.]
The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes.
- Grew.
'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.
- Dryden.
2.To fit or furnish, as with a sheath.
3.To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
4.To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles.
To sheathe the sword
to make peace.

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