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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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* Sheath dress pattern with short sleeves (such as the Departure Shift)
Nadia stunned in a sexy red sheath dress while the favoured look of the night was lacy, black and sheer.
Like TOWIE star Lauren Pope's Gareth Pugh sheath dress which required nipple covers apparently and Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis' sheer lace number.
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.
MICHELLE KEEGAN 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.
Just like Audrey and Nicole, emphasise your slenderness for dramatic effect, it's your best assetDO:Wear a little black, untrimmed sheath dress that will outline your gure.
A sequined-sprayed, tulle net sheath dress artistically embroidered with quarter-inch, box-pleated ribbon in an eye-catching pattern of horizontal and draping lines.
"The plainest sheath dress in naturals and plains gives a delightful Audrey Hepburn look," Carol states.
Sudanese model Alek Wek drew a wave of applause in a sweeping pink lame opera coat with fur collar, thrown over a silver sheath dress with giant embroidered palm leaves.
On the featured sheath dress, the pocket pouch upper edge is 11" from the armscye lower-edge point, placing the zipper opening 12" from the armscye lower edge.