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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLAIVE

Then Perceval went with the witches to their Castle of Glaive.

One after one to the glaive,—another and another and another!

It wasn't every one who could rhyme "brave" and "glaive," and make sense out of it.

Red was his weed and his glaive was white, And there stood Gregory the Wright.

They stood by the door with glaive and spear; ‘Hildebrand rise and hasten here!’

The glaive of Justice should descend where erstwhile it had corruptly been stayed.

With these words she plucked out the sword, and tendered him the glaive that she had guarded for so long a season.

He sprang forward nimbly, as best he might, so that the glaive smote the air.

The eloquent champion of faith wields the glaive as stoutly for fables as for eternal verities.

Suddenly the Goshawk's glaive flashed in air, and chopped sheer down on Werner's head.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., used in Middle English of various weapons, from Old French glaive "lance, spear, sword," also figuratively used for "violent death" (12c.), from Latin gladius "sword" (see gladiator); influenced by clava "knotty branch, cudgel, club," related to clavus "nail."

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