scabbard


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scabbard

[′skab·ərd]
(ordnance)
A sheath with an open top; it is usually made of leather or canvas and is designed to protect edged weapons, rifles, carbines, and submachine guns from the elements and rough usage.
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He drew his sword entirely from the scabbard, and followed him, crying, "Turn, turn, Master Joker, lest I strike you behind!"
Hence, it resulted when D'Artagnan proceeded to draw his sword in earnest, he found himself purely and simply armed with a stump of a sword about eight or ten inches in length, which the host had carefully placed in the scabbard. As to the rest of the blade, the master had slyly put that on one side to make himself a larding pin.
He stayed his hand on the silver hilt of his sword, and thrust it back into the scabbard as Minerva bade him.
The second sword I withdrew noiselessly, but the third clanked in its scabbard with a frightful din.
The man with the candle now nodded, and the fourth man--he who had urged Grossmith to leave the wagon--produced from the pocket of his overcoat two long, murderous- looking bowie-knives, which he drew now from their leather scabbards.
in good time, though, to his great delight, the three salt-sea warriors would rise and depart; to his credulous, fable-mongering ears, all their martial bones jingling in them at every step, like Moorish scimetars in scabbards. But, though these barbarians dined in the cabin, and nominally lived there; still, being anything but sedentary in their habits, they were scarcely ever in it except at meal-times, and just before sleeping-time, when they passed through it to their own peculiar quarters.
James Fabi Baquiran of the SOCO [...] they recovered among other things, cell phone and a scabbard, a fired bullet, and two shell casings of a caliber .45 inside the room and blood stains and a caliber 40 SPS,' it noted.
" No piece of evidence presented by police could link the six accused to the crime, the judge said, noting that a scabbard found in Revilla's bedroom, where he was killed by a masked assailant, "did not contain any fingerprint." Bullet casings, slugs and the scabbard were recovered in the room but police did not find the gun and bladed weapon used in the attack.
Other DeSantis holsters for the GLOCK 19X are the Thumb Break Scabbard, Cozy Partner, Thumb Break Mini Slide, Osprey, E-Gat Slide, T-Gat Slide, Sky Cop, Apache Ankle Rig, Insider, Pro Stealth, Inside Heat, Nemesis, Super Fly, Pocket Tuk, New York Undercover and more.
The shotgun and original bayonet with leather scabbard has all military markings except it is missing the heat shield.
"I have no wish to assassinate Vidal's character," Christopher Hitchens, who died seven years ago this month, wrote, "a character which appears, in any case, to have committed suicide." Removing his pen from its scabbard, Hitchens contended that the once-great man of American letters had devolved into a tired old crank: a conspiracy-addled, mean-spirited author of half-baked and half-argued screeds.