Thesaurus / sheath
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“Yes,” said the man, and he pulled a long knife out of its sheath and tried its edge.

Dead Man's LandGeorge Manville Fenn

I take it to be a small pen-knife in a sheath; useful for making erasures.

There is a sheath for it when the bee does not wish to use it; and here is a picture of it.

It was common for a man to carry a butcher's knife in a sheath fastened to his belt.

His knife also had disappeared from its sheath; he realized that he was absolutely unarmed and helpless.

The DoomsmanVan Tassel Sutphen

In some of the species this sheath is connate with the base of the stem, firm and persistent.

He wanted to look at my sheath knife, and when I handed it he seen the lettering "Green River" on the blade.

A Man in the OpenRoger Pocock

Each Indian has his sign or name on his belt, bow, sheath, or arrow quiver.

The Silent ReadersWilliam D. Lewis

If the tongue had a sheath, as swords have scabbards, we should have some name for it: but our dictionaries give us none.

The Anti-Slavery Examiner, OmnibusAmerican Anti-Slavery Society

Helen, shrinking to the further end, seized a dirk from the sheath in which it hung, while Harold fired his second pistol.

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