Definition of Insheath
1. to ensheath [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: ensheath
Lexicographical Neighbors of Insheath
Literary usage of Insheath
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, William Cowper (1838)
"... Some smitten from the grasp, some, still insheath'd In brightest steel, and from the shoulder hewn, And pools of blood soak'd all the sable glebe. ..."
2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Let thy rejoicing sons fresh palms prepare, To grace the trophies of the finish'd war; On high be hung the martial sword insheath'd, The shield with ribbons ..."
3. Palæontology--Invertebrate by Henry Woods (1902)
"... so as to more or less completely insheath it. These funnels are termed septal necks (c); in nearly all the Nautiloidea they are directed backwards. ..."
4. The Mother: A Poem, in Five Books. by West (Jane) (1809)
"Thus, while the sword of pestilence or war insheath'd, impends o'er an offending realm, Veeps the commission'd angel to foresee The chastisements of mercy ..."
5. The Iliad and Odyssey [and The battle of the frogs and mice] tr. into Engl by Homerus (1809)
"Many a huge-hilted falchion strew'd the plain, Some smitten from the grasp, some, still insheath'd In brightest steel, and from the shoulder hewn, ..."