Sheath"ing (?), p. pr. & a.

from Sheathe. Inclosing with a sheath; as, the sheathing leaves of grasses; the sheathing stipules of many polygonaceous plants.


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Sheath"ing, n.

That which sheathes.

Specifically: (a)

The casing or covering of a ship's bottom and sides; the materials for such covering; as, copper sheathing.

(b) Arch.

The first covering of boards on the outside wall of a frame house or on a timber roof; also, the material used for covering; ceiling boards in general.


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