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sheath
 n.  protective covering for a knife or sword; dress suitable for formal occasions
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  She was in a silver sheath, the calyx of a lily, her piled hair like black glass; she had the fragility and costliness of a Viennese goblet; and her eyes were intense.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  But we heeded them not, going along wheeling the barrow by turns, and Queequeg now and then stopping to adjust the sheath on his harpoon barbs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
3  At this moment, Heyward observed that the scout loosened his knife in its sheath, and lowered the muzzle of his rifle.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
4  He drew down the thin silk sheath, slowly, carefully, right down and over her feet.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
5  A sheath-knife, still in its sheath.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
6  He had not time to get it from the sheath before I had the harpoon through him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
7  Every one looked at Carlini; the sheath at his belt was empty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
8  He was naked, with the exception of cloth drawers at the left side of which hung a large knife in a sheath, and he bore on his right shoulder a heavy iron sledge-hammer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
9  Javert put on his hat again, and advanced a couple of paces into the room, with arms folded, his cane under one arm, his sword in its sheath.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI—ONE SHOULD ALWAYS BEGIN BY ARRESTING THE VICT...
10  A few seconds afterward d'Artagnan also went out enveloped in a large cloak, which ill-concealed the sheath of a long sword.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 18 LOVER AND HUSBAND
11  He spoke, and snatching his sword like lightning from the sheath, strikes at the hawser with the drawn steel.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FOURTH
12  So speaks he weeping, and ungirds from his shoulder the sword inlaid with gold, fashioned with marvellous skill by Lycaon of Gnosus and fitly set in a sheath of ivory.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
13  And at every step he feared that he had already died, that his soul had been wrenched forth of the sheath of his body, that he was plunging headlong through space.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  "Come, come," said Andrea, "sheathe your sword, my fine fellow; there is no occasion to make such a fuss, since I give myself up;" and he held out his hands to be manacled.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
15  Scarlett felt her courage and self-confidence ooze from her as she realized that the sword which had flashed between her and the world was sheathed forever.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
Example Sentence:
1  The dirk mentioned by Wolf Larsen rested in its sheath on my hip.
2  A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled tumor that develops near a joint membrane or tendon sheath, and that bulges beneath the skin, forming a protuberance.
3  She slid the sheath from the short sword and swiped toward him.
4  Until he recognized the approaching men, he did not sheathe his dagger and hail them as friends.
5  The television was sheathed in a snug coverlet.