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tr.v. sheathed, sheath·ing, sheathes
1. To insert into or provide with a sheath.
2. To retract (a claw) into a sheath.
3. To enclose with a protective covering; encase.

[Middle English schethen, from schethe, sheath; see sheath.]

sheath′er n.
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1. obsolete a person who makes sheathes
2. a person or thing that sheathes
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A probability density function was then calculated for each metric by using a band-width determined by Sheather and Jones's (1991) criteria.
Faecal sedimentation, Sheather's sugar flotation and Sodium nitrate flotation techniques out of which 17 samples revealed positive for S.
Las muestras fueron procesadas por medio de dos tecnicas: directo salina-lugol, para detectar protozoarios como Giardia duodenalis; y la tecnica de Sheather con solucion hipersaturada de azucar para detectar ooquistes de coccidios y huevos de nematodos.
Sheather, "Clinical applications of visual analogue scales: a critical review," Psychological Medicine, vol.
Sheather, "A nonparametric model for stochastic generation of daily rainfall occurrence," Water Resources Research, vol.
We thank Hendrik John Weimar, Barbara Maslen, and Allen Sheather for facilitating collection of environmental samples and Samuel Yaw Aboagye for assisting with testing of collected samples.
After that procedure, samples were mixed separately in Sheather's sucrose solution 1 : 1 (2.5 mL [K.sub.2][Cr.sub.2][O.sub.7] containing sporulated oocysts + 2.5 mL Sheather's solution) for floatation of oocysts and collection under a coverslip for 20 minutes in 5-mL plastic tubes.
In this study, the prevalence of Cryptosporidium in Java sparrows is 13.42%, which is higher than the 4.86% prevalence in birds in Brazil by PCR [11], 8.1% in white Java sparrows in China by Sheather's sugar flotation technique [12], and 3.22% in parrots in China by ELISA [2].
Fecal pellets were collected from traps and handling bags and screened for coccidian oocysts by centrifugal flotation in modified Sheather's solution (Barnard and Upton, 1994).
Concentration techniques: [R] Formol-ether sedimentation and Sheather's sugar floatation technique were employed for all specimens for the concentration of the parasitic ova and cysts.