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noun as in case

noun as in covering

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The included rugged leather sheath securely attaches to a belt.

Inside the branches, the trunk and big roots, an actively growing sheath surrounds the inner ghost plumbing.

Each season, this whole sheath adds a layer of carbon-capturing tissue from root to crown.

They can essentially shut down for months or even years at a time, and one species can ride out dry spells in a protective mucus sheath.

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It measures in at 7 and ¼ inches in length, and includes a wooden sheath for easy storage and protection.

De la Renta did design some stuff for Kennedy too—notably, one perfect belted sheath in crisp white linen.

Finally, she slithered into a finished dress: the ultimate chic sheath, a collarless long-sleeved navy blue garment.

And she has been spotted wearing nothing but the most discrete, tailored sheath dresses.

The first lady wore a Michael Kors sheath with a matching cropped jacket and traditional pearls.

The brightly colored sheath was a form of political détente and self-definition.

The Datto complaisantly allowed me to draw it from the sheath and pass it round to my friends.

Whipping the long, keen blade from its sheath, Marius bore down upon the rash meddler.

Tail truncated, spine on the side of the tail very distinct, imbedded in a sheath.

He saw a large sheath-knife, and secured that in his own belt; then he took a mouthful of wine, and went to his post.

He was trying to 286 work the knife from its sheath before I could force him backward or break his neck.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sheath, such as: covering, cover, scabbard, sheathing, spathe, and wrapping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.