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unsheathed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unsheathed not having a protective covering "unsheathed cables","a bare blade"
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Usage

In literature:

With a startled cry, Ross rolled as he might have to escape a man's attack, struggling to unsheath his dagger.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
To my astonishment, he hesitated to unsheath his sword!
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The cibolero has unsheathed his long knife, while a man stands by, holding the bucket to catch the precious fluid: the blood.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I can never unsheath my sword against those to whom my attachment is strong.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
But she was standing upright before the open fire, an unsheathed cavalry saber in her hand.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
An unpaid army with unsheathed swords clamored around a poverty-stricken and helpless Congress.
"America First" by Various
Her long snout was unsheathed from under its protection, and she seemed undecided what to do.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
She temporized by successively unsheathing the two knives at her left side and laying them beside the dart gun.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The men unsheathed their swords and raised a great shout.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Maurice fluffed up his tail and unsheathed his claws.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
He unsheathed his replica of Bowie's knife.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He unsheathed the stubray gun and prepared to blast the cylinder.
"Acid Bath" by Vaseleos Garson
It brought a perverse satisfaction to see the coolie guards bearing their ray-guns unsheathed and ready.
"The Affair of the Brains" by Anthony Gilmore
It was generally believed later on that she would unsheathe the sword at the same time as Italy.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Then were the Dedannans wroth, and a hundred swords were unsheathed and flashed in the sunlight on the plain.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Dupin pounded back his half unsheathed blade.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Every sword in the company was now unsheathed.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
At one time he admits he was encircled by the enemy, and had to unsheath in self-defence.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Unsheathing the weapon he held it to the light.
"Robert Tournay" by William Sage
Bogoris immediately unsheathed his sword, and flew upon the monster.
"Fairy Tales From all Nations" by Anthony R. Montalba
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In poetry:

(When Justice shall unsheathe her brand--
If Mercy may not stay her hand,
Nor would we have it so--
She must direct the blow!)
"The Funeral Car Of Lincoln" by Richard Henry Stoddard
O! might that hand unsheath it now,
And bid it gleam on Ægean waters,
To save for Greece, from Moslem hands,
The fairest of her sea-born daughters.
"The Isles of Greece" by Janet Hamilton
Ere God unsheaths his glitt'ring steel,
For his forgiveness quickly kneel;
Too late God's mercy is implor'd,
When he has drawn his glitt'ring sword.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
He ceased - and cries of rage and grief
Burst mingling from the kindred band,
And half arose the kindling Chief,
And half unsheathed his Arran brand.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
Burned in his brain was the pitiful tale
Of a sabre too late unsheathed;
Deep in his heart lay the poisoned dart
Of the shame that his sire bequeathed:
The searing shame of a laggard life,
Of an arm too weak in the hour of strife.
"Son of a Fool" by C J Dennis
"And don't you repent it?" exclaimed a young soldier, present.
"Repent what?" cried the braggart; "No! I feel quite content."
"Then, villain!" cried the youth, unsheathing his sword,
"That woman was my mother, so not another word!
"The Nithsdale Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Unsheathing an American Legend (Book Review).
" Ahmed unsheathed his Model 1903 "quill-backed" bayonet, aligned it properly with the muzzle and bayonet lug, pulling downward to snap the bayonet in place.
Life & Times follows the curators dedicated to unsheathing an elusive Los Angeles mural by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros .
Sunday night they finally unsheathed the talons.
Police responded to a fast food restaurant after a caller said someone had left the bathroom with an unsheathed Samurai sword.
" Ahmed unsheathed his Model 1903 "quill-backed" bayonet, aligned it properly with the muzzle and.
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