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sheeth

  • 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

  • The cunning orange sheath with the pleated waist that she wore to receive the heir to the Japanese throne? Or the one-shouldered white cocktail number that she paired this summer .
  • Bloomingdale's is highlighting sleeveless sheath dresses in its catalog and stores.
  • All the signatures--smart pantsuits, tuxedoes, see-through mousseline blouses, belted jackets, elegant sheath gowns in lace or satin--reappeared.
News & Articles

  • 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...
    June 9, 2013 - E! Online
  • 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...
    June 9, 2013 - E! Online
  • 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 ...
    June 6, 2013 - Voice of America
Quotes

  • Sergey Lavrov in International Herald Tribune
    The desire to acquire an anti-missile shield while dismantling the sheath, where the nuclear sword is kept, is extremely dangerous,Lavrov said, warning that "weapons deployment in space by one state" - a reference to the US - could...
  • Glenn Turner in Stuff.co.nz
    He's had an ultrasound scan which showed no tear in the tendon so it might be inflammation of the sheath, we are just not quite sure,Turner said. "We are still considering him, we may even bracket him."
  • Nomar Garciaparra in MLB.com
    There's a sheath around the calf, and when the calf tightens up, the sheath gives it no room to expand,Garciaparra said. "The surgery kind of ventilates the sheath to give the muscles that room, but some people have had some success and...

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