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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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Ivory and jet black embroidery found expression in palazzo pants, sheath dresses, panelled jackets and lehenga sets.
The bridesmaids wore floor-length sheath dresses in champagne taffeta.
However, with Michelle Obama's love of pencil skirts, button down cardigans, simple sheath dresses and her liberal use of a thick black belt, her style is approachable.
As Gabriel and I sprawled in the warm, comforting gloom we agreed it was a setting which deserved to be colonised by women in shimmering sheath dresses and kitten heels and men in cashmere suits and razor thin ties.
The '60s and '70s were often invoked, but, with the exception of Anna Sui's missionary Woodstockdom, they were seldom the real source of the simple chic that redounded in, for example, the elegant sheath dresses produced by Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent.
The capsule collection included patterned skater skirts, asymmetrical shirts and sheath dresses while chic pencil skirts, trousers and blazers in floral prints infused a sophisticated appeal.
There were flouncy skirts that began not from the waist but from way down and playful sheath dresses with peplum waists, our personal favourite.