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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KRIS

Hassim, with an alert movement, grasped the handle of his kris.

Some of them had matchlocks, but the greater part of them only spear and kris.

Harry and Abdool had both armed themselves with a kris and spear.

This is for—for your mother; only an envelope from Kris to her.

I am only armed with a kris, and have no spear as thou hast,' he said.

Next to his Koran the kris is the most sacred thing the Malay possesses.

The kris as a weapon of offence and defence is now almost a thing of the past.

Everywhere, the male Javanese carry the kris or native knife in the girdle.

Take care, Kris, that you don't get wall-eyed during the night.

"Show us either of them and we'll prove our quality," Malay Kris boasted.

WORD ORIGIN

short Malay dagger with a wavy blade, 1570s, said to be a Javanese word.

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