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Sheathe, 1) to put in a scabbard: H5 III, 1, 21. IV, 2, 23. Tit. I, 85. Tit. I, 85 Caes. IV, 3, 107. Mcb. V, 7, 20. Hence == to cover, to hide as in a case, to put up in general: “whose tushes never --d he whetteth still,” Ven. 617. “her eyes had --d their light,” Lucr. 397. “s. thy impatience,” Wiv. II, 3, 88 (the host's speech). Especially applied to weapons plunged into a person's body: “--d the tusk in his groin,” Ven. 1116. “she --d in her breast a knife,” Lucr. 1723. John. IV, 3, 80. H6C V, 5, 70. H8 I, 2, 210. Tit. II, 1, 54. V, 3, 112.
2) to furnish with a scabbard: “Walter's dagger was not come from --ing,” Shr. IV, 1, 138.
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