Aye... note it says cables but lists none for dry or damp locations. If we adhere to 310.10 without some leniency for cable conductors, you would never be able to use any cable in dry or damp locations in which the conductors are not specifically listed as the type noted... as 310.10 also includes the portion inside the enclosure or outlet for termination... by your definition that it is only a cable with the sheath intact around the conductors.How about the rest of 310.10, in particular:
A - seems to tell us for dry locations they need to be a type recognized by the code.(A) Dry Locations. Insulated conductors and cables used in dry locations shall be any of the types identified in this Code.
(B) Dry and Damp Locations. Insulated conductors and cables used in dry and damp locations shall be Types FEP, FEPB, MTW, PFA, RHH, RHW, RHW-2, SA, THHN, THW, THW-2, THHW, THWN, THWN-2, TW, XHH, XHHW, XHHW-2, Z, or ZW.
(C) Wet Locations. Insulated conductors and cables used in wet locations shall comply with one of the following:
(1) Be moisture-impervious metal-sheathed
(2) Be types MTW, RHW, RHW-2, TW, THW, THW-2, THHW, THWN, THWN-2, XHHW, XHHW-2, ZW
(3) Be of a type listed for use in wet locations
B and C actually tell us they need to be specific types for those applications.