Sheathless Sheath"less, a. Without a sheath or case for covering; unsheathed. [1913 Webster]

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  • sheathless — ˈshēthlə̇s adjective : lacking a sheath : unsheathed …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sheath — noun (plural sheaths ʃi:δz, ʃi:θs) 1》 a cover for the blade of a knife or sword. 2》 a structure in living tissue which closely envelops another. 3》 a protective covering around an electric cable. 4》 chiefly Brit. a condom. 5》 (also sheath dress)… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sheath — n. (pl. sheaths) 1 a close fitting cover, esp. for the blade of a knife or sword. 2 a condom. 3 Bot., Anat., & Zool. an enclosing case or tissue. 4 the protective covering round an electric cable. 5 a woman s close fitting dress. Phrases and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anelytrous — (ˈ)a|ne adjective Etymology: an + elytrous : without elytra * * * anelytrous, a. Ent. (əˈnɛlɪtrəs) [f. Gr. ἀνέλυτρος sheathless, f. ἀν priv. + ἔλυτρον a covering.] Not having the anterior wings converted into elytra or wing cases as in beetles,… …   Useful english dictionary

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