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for To sheathe the sword
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sheathe \Sheathe\, 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.
The leopard . . . keeps the claws of his fore feet
turned up from the ground, and sheathed in the skin
of his toes. --Grew.
'T is in my breast she sheathes her dagger now.
2. To fit or furnish, as with a sheath. --Shak.
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.
4. To obtund or blunt, as acrimonious substances, or sharp
particles. [R.] --Arbuthnot.
To sheathe the sword, to make peace.
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