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Matter or tissue that covers in the manner of a sheath, overlying tube, or scabbard.
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These techniques allow you to sheathe houses entirely with insulating material, maintaining the continuity of the sheathing's insulating value.
Although it may not be holding anything "up" in the strictest sense, it sure is holding things "sideways." You'll need to add a wood or a diagonal brace somewhere else or sheathe the corners with plywood.
Some builders still sheathe with plywood or OSB, then nail the foam over it.