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sheath

1. Biology an enclosing or protective structure, such as a leaf base encasing the stem of a plant
2. the protective covering on an electric cable

sheath

[shēth]
(electricity)
A protective outside covering on a cable.
(electronics)
A space charge formed by ions near an electrode in a gas tube.
(electromagnetism)
The metal wall of a waveguide.
(science and technology)
A protective case or cover.

sheath

In reinforced concrete, an enclosure which encases posttensioned tendons to prevent their being bonded during the placement of concrete.
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Dunst showed up in a sexy sheath dress with a ``growing it out'' shaggy hairdo with short bangs.
But just as the PM arrived, Jo was rushing out of the ladies loo wearing a revealing, black sheath dress, almost like an elongated boob tube.
Initially prized for its versatility, the sheath dress returned for the same reason, now wholly incorporating the activities of working women.
Beaded embroidery- adorned delicate dresses and cream- coloured thread work added subtle pattern to a skin- toned gown while floral designs added girly charm to a mesh- layered sheath dress.
At the CFDA Fashion Awards in June, where she was to be honoured with the Style Icon award, she wore this Adam Selman sheath dress that's so revealing I dare not put a frontal pic in a family newspaper.
Pop sensation Nancy Ajram also opted for a simple look, wearing a black Loris Azzaro sheath dress, with silver accessories, and resembled a Greek goddess.
When I saw her, she was wearing this sheath dress and I thought, 'Hmm, maybe,'" Guthrie said after the interview to her fellow co-workers.
Dressed in a sophisticated gold sheath dress and peep-toe gold booties the 16-year-old sparkled, as she received her award.
Absolutely cracking with a strapless sheath dress clinging to her curves, well-co-ordinated accessories and understated hair and make-up.
Singer Joss Stone, known for her hippy dresses, looked very ladylike in an almost luminous coral sheath dress with matching cropped jacket, matching shoes and a broadbrimmed straw hat adorned with delicate flowers.
Stand-out pieces include a black leather dress with gold studding and ruffled sleeves which channels early 80s punk, an all-over rainbow of sequins on a simple sheath dress and a pale pink tulle tutu.