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The word sheath has a number of related meanings in English. In general usage, a sheath is any protective covering that fits closely around the object to be protected. For short-bladed weapons such as knives, dirks, and daggers, protection is provided by a sheath and retaining strap. For longer weapons such as swords and sabres, the term scabbard is preferred. A Thumb break is a safety device installed on many holsters and sheaths to prevent a handgun or knife from being drawn by unauthorized persons, as well as to prevent loss of the item when engaged in activities such as parachuting, rappelling, or fighting. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that Cavalry saber be merged into this article or section. ... A scabbard is a sheath for holding a sword or other large blade. ...

  • Sheath (synonym: jacket) is also the outer covering or coverings of a communications or power cable. It is made of tough material, often plastic, that is resistant to environmental hazards such as abrasion, liquid intrusion, solar radiation, etc., and is used to protect cable components such as optical fibers or metallic conductors that transport the signal or power.
There may be more than one sheath surrounding a given cable. For example, some cable designs use an inner sheath surrounded by metallic armor, over which is an outer sheath.
(Source: Federal Standard 1037C)
  • Sheath leaves are a type of leaf characteristic of some monocotyledonous plants, especially grasses. Sheath leaves are typically long, narrow, and triangular in shape. The leaf veins are parallel. The main characteristic is a basal part (the sheath) that clasps the stem or culm for some distance above the leaf origin (node). An example of a plant with sheath leaves is maize.
  • Sheath is another word for condom.
  • Sheath also means Vagina.
  • Penis sheath or Koteka is a type of phallocrypt. It is traditional clothing in certain New Guinea highlands societies including in the Baliem Valley of West Papua and the Ok Tedi and Telefomin regions of Papua New Guinea. It is worn without other clothing and tied in upward position.
  • Sheath is a pocket or covering of skin covering the penis of a canine or other mammal (see foreskin).
  • Debye sheath is the non-neutral layer several Debye lengths thick where a plasma contacts a material surface. See also Double layer, a double sheath.


HEY BECCA =d The term communications is used in a number of disciplines: Communications, also known as communication studies is the academic discipline which studies communication, generally seen as a mixture between media studies and linguistics. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into electricity. ... 6 or 15cm outside diameter, oil-cooled cables, traversing the Grand Coulee Dam throughout. ... Various components An electronic component is a basic electronic element usually packaged in a discrete form with two or more connecting leads or metallic pads. ... In telecommunication, signalling (or signaling) has the following meanings: The use of signals for controlling communications. ... Armor or armour (see spelling differences) is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. ... Federal Standard 1037C, entitled Telecommunications: Glossary of Telecommunication Terms is a United States Federal Standard, issued by the General Services Administration pursuant to the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended. ... Look up foliage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hemerocallis flower, with three flower parts in each whorl Wheat, an economically important monocot The monocotyledons or Monocots are a group of flowering plants, (angiosperms) dominating great parts of the earth. ... Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ... Stem showing internode and nodes plus leaf petiole and new stem rising from node. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... A condom is a device, usually made of latex, or more recently polyurethane, that is used during sexual intercourse. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... The koteka, horim, or penis sheath is a phallocrypt traditionally worn by native male inhabitants of some (mainly highland) ethnic groups in western New Guinea to cover their genitals. ... The Baliem Valley, also spelled Balim Valley and sometimes known as the Grand Valley, of the highlands of Western New Guinea, is occupied by the Dani people. ... Map showing West New Guinea region The region of West New Guinea is the western half of the island of New Guinea or Papua, and has also been known as Irian Jaya or West Papua. ... The Ok Tedi is a river in Papua New Guinea. ... Telefomin is a station town on the border of Sandaun and Gulf Provinces in Papua New Guinea. ... Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Cynotherium † Dusicyon † Dasycyon † Fennecus (Part of Vulpes) Lycalopex (Part of Pseudalopex) Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes The Canidae (′kanə′dē) family is a part of the order Carnivora within the mammals (Class Mammalia). ... The foreskin or prepuce (a technically broader term that also includes the clitoral hood, the homologous structure in women) is a retractable double-layered fold of skin and mucous membrane that covers the glans penis and protects the urinary meatus when the penis is not erect. ... The Debye sheath (also electrostatic sheath) is the non-neutral layer several Debye lengths thick where a plasma contacts a material surface. ... In plasma physics, the Debye length, named after the Dutch physical chemist Peter Debye, is the scale over which mobile charge carriers (e. ... A Plasma lamp In physics and chemistry, a plasma is an ionized gas, and is usually considered to be a distinct phase of matter. ... Saturnian aurora whose reddish colour is characteristic of ionized hydrogen plasma. ...



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Sheath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
It is made of tough material, often plastic, that is resistant to environmental hazards such as abrasion, liquid intrusion, solar radiation, etc., and is used to protect cable components such as optical fibers or metallic conductors that transport the signal or power.
Sheath leaves are a type of leaf characteristic of some monocotyledonous plants, especially grasses.
The Debye sheath is the non-neutral layer several Debye lengths thick where a plasma contacts a material surface.
Debye sheath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1180 words)
The Debye sheath (also electrostatic sheath) is the non-neutral layer several Debye lengths thick where a plasma contacts a material surface.
The Debye sheath is the transition from a plasma to a solid surface.
is the (normalized) potential at the wall (relative to the sheath edge), and d is the thickness of the sheath.
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