Usage examples for sheath

  1. He wiped his knife carefully on the grass, put it back in its sheath, and got to his feet. – Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams
  2. The bow in his hand fitted into the palm like a knife in its sheath. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  3. Never draw me unjustly, and never sheath me with dishonour. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  4. From the sheath she drew it, nor could he hinder her a whit. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  5. The mighty giant groaned, and fell- slain by the hand of David, who, as he had no sword of his own, hastily knelt on Goliath's body, drew his sword from its sheath, and with it cut off the giant's head, and stripped him of his valuable armour, to carry to Bethlehem as a trophy. – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  6. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  7. Notice the close- fitting sheath or rain- guard, where the blade of the leaf leaves the stalk. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  8. Hagen, fierce of mood, seized straightway his sheath, wherein he found his sword. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  9. 16. From the sheath they drew the iron blade, the falchion's edges, for Hel's delight. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  10. The Bar- 20 puncher slipped his Colt back into the sheath and, leaning down, deftly picked up the iron and fastened it to his saddle. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  11. Imagine a magnetic needle swung out of its position and tending to return to it while moving with a uniform speed through a resisting medium in which a sheath of a diameter slightly greater than the needle's opens bit by bit. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  12. His own hands went to the knife sheath at his belt. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  13. You did never steal Mars his sword out of the sheath, you! – Cynthia's Revels by Ben Jonson
  14. With a sigh she lowered the point of the kris and slipped it back into its sheath. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  15. One bud- sheath breaks: One sudden voice awakes. – Georgian Poetry 1920-22 by Various
  16. Charles therefore brought with him a complete hunting- costume, the finest gun, the best hunting- knife in the prettiest sheath to be found in all Paris. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  17. Snatching her dagger from the sheath she placed it in his right hand; then, with a key from her girdle, she unfastened his chains and swayed back, still kneeling. – The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle