Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Foils were brought, and we whiled away best part of an half-hour.

I dropped the foils, and taking his arm I went with him as he bade me.

The pair were foils, each setting off the graces of the other.

A pair of young tengus will fence with their noses as if they were foils.

And by good luck, there are foils in the house, and he'll pass the time pleasantly with you!

Hillard could fence with the eyes as well as with the foils.

This so foils the child as to make him half imbecile or criminal.

But the foils have buttons on them, and the pistols are only loaded with powder.

But he said that he would like to have a go with the foils against the winner of the prize.

With the foils I But, alas and alack, you care not for tales of that sort.