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unsheathe

[uhn-sheeth ] /ʌnˈʃið/
verb (used with object), unsheathed, unsheathing.
1.
to draw from a sheath, as a sword, knife, or the like.
2.
to bring or put forth from a covering, threateningly or otherwise.
Origin of unsheathe
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English unshethen to dislodge; see un-2, sheathe
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  • But she was standing upright before the open fire, an unsheathed cavalry saber in her hand.

  • Wondering, the German unsheathed the weapon, and proffered the hilt to his master.

  • The moment he found himself inside Kuratko he unsheathed his claws and began to scratch and to tear.

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  • A dozen Steel-Blues were watching as Jon put on his helmet and unsheathed his stubray.

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  • Nor did the sneer leave his face when Mount slammed and locked the door behind him, and unsheathed his broad hunting-knife.

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  • He unsheathed it, then got up, and moved behind the seated Nova Scotian.

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  • Timur rode up to them before the commencement of the battle, greeted them lovingly, and unsheathed his sword before them.

British Dictionary definitions for unsheathed

unsheathe

/ʌnˈʃiːð/
verb
1.
(transitive) to draw or pull out (something, esp a weapon) from a sheath or other covering
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Word Origin and History for unsheathed

unsheathe

v.

late 14c. (implied in unsheathed), from un- (1) "not" + sheathe. Related: Unsheathing.

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