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I've read of precious stones in the hilt of a pirate's sword!

Siegmund saw it, and, springing forward, he grasped its hilt.

He would not have it in the scabbard, and when I laid it naked in his hand he kissed the hilt.

The mingled feeling with which she spoke of him proved it to the hilt.

If I could have mistaken the hilt, I could not mistake the split sheath.

Wondering, the German unsheathed the weapon, and proffered the hilt to his master.

The hilt and stump of sword clattered in the fireplace, whither she hurled it.

"A foot or so of steel," Rotherby explained, and struck the hilt of his sword.

His hat was lying on the floor, and his hands reposed on the hilt of his sword.

"She was aye over weighty in the hilt," said Sandy, with a dry malice.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hilt "hilt, handle of a sword or dagger," from Proto-Germanic *helt (cf. Old Norse hjalt, Old High German helza "hilt," Old Saxon helta "oar handle"), perhaps from PIE *kel- "to strike." Formerly also used in plural in same sense as singular.

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