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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.
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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.                          --Grew.
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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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