(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sheathed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sheating.] [Written also sheath.] 1. To put into a sheath, case, or scabbard; to inclose or cover with, or as with, a sheath or case.
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The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin of his toes.
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'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.
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2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. Shak.
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3. To case or cover with something which protects, as thin boards, sheets of metal, and the like; as, to sheathe a ship with copper.
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4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp particles. [R.] Arbuthnot.
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To sheathe the sword, to make peace.
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