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Noun
The husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing
“The larva wriggles around for a day or two at this level until a loose sheath of epidermal tissue encloses it.”
Noun
Plural for a case or container, especially for a blade, knife or sword
“I make my way off the stool and slide the blade into its sheath around my right leg.”
Noun
Plural for a flexible sleeve worn for protection during coitus
“This rubber sheath serves to prevent STDs as well as pregnancies.”
Noun
Plural for a membrane or organic tissue that forms a sheath
“Physiologically, myelin has insulating properties such that the action potential can leap from node to node and therefore does not have to be regenerated continually along the axonal segment that is covered by the myelin membrane sheath.”
Noun
Plural for a thick covering mass or layer
Verb
To encase (something) with a protective covering
“There wasn't enough plywood to sheath it with, so we cut one of the one-by-fours in its place.”
Verb
To apply a surface or layer to something, especially for protection
Verb
To apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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