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Scabbard

Scabbards are stone, metal, leather or whatever-made-of protectors for swords, knives and all other large blades. But where does the word come from?

The 1300’s Anglo-French escauberc simply meant vagina; drawing upon what is probably not the most developed imagination, the physical resemblance between the vagina-penis encounter to the blade-sheath encounter- gave birth to this word!

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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