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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: sheath

sheathe

verb
     
Related topics: Weapons
sheathe [transitive] literary
1PMW to put a knife or sword into a sheath:
He sheathed his sword.
2

be sheathed in/with something

to be covered by something:
The grassy hills were sheathed in mist.

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