sheath vs sheaf : Common Errors in English

About sheath vs sheaf

If you take your knife out of its sheath (case) you can use it to cut a sheaf (bundle) of wheat to serve as a centerpiece.

sheath Meaning(s)

  • (n) a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)
  • (n) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  • (n) a dress suitable for formal occasions

sheaf Meaning(s)

  • (n) a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

sheath in News

  1. Jessica Alba Shuts It Down in Strapless Zuhair Murad Dress

    All hail Jessica Alba! The actress always looks chic, but for the 2013 Social Star Awards in Singapore she pulled out all the stops. Clad in a lace Zuhair Murad sheath the star looked...
    on June 9, 2013 Source: E! Online

  2. Researchers Offer Promising New Treatment for MS

    Researchers have developed what’s being hailed as a “breakthrough” in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, a crippling autoimmune disease that attacks the outer sheath of nerve cells, eventually disabling many of those with the neurological condition. The new treatment involves sweeping away immune system cells responsible for MS. In multiple sclerosis, immune system white blood cells, called T ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Voice of America

sheaf in News

  • Local builder linked to Vegas Linq

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dave Prays modest office on Capitol Street is crammed full of blueprints and construction photos, as you might expect for the builder-turned-project manager. Look closer and youll see the thickest sheaf of blueprints ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Charleston Gazette

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