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What is another word for sheath?

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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.”
An outer covering or shell
“The larva wriggles around for a day or two at this level until a loose sheath of epidermal tissue encloses it.”
A flexible sleeve worn for protection during coitus
“This rubber sheath serves to prevent STDs as well as pregnancies.”
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.”
A folding cover or holder, typically made of stiff paper or card, for storing loose papers
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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.”
To apply a surface or layer to something, especially for protection
To apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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