Synonyms for saber

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I am wounded with a saber, in the head; and am sheltered in a loft.

With one hand hipping his saber and the other curling his mustaches, he smiled at her.

He retreated toward the automobile, the saber raised to protect Peggy.

He smartly swung his saber to his shoulder, ordering, "Come on!"

Holding of saber in publishing orders, etc.; use of saber knot.

If armed with a saber, he stands at a carry and salutes as before.

They are already tried—my saber and pistols do their business.

Ceres Station was beaming pronouncements, too—rattling the saber.

He presently returned with a Colonel, and to him the Major handed his saber.

There is Howard Jones, with a scar of a saber cut on his face, but merry as ever.

WORD ORIGIN

type of single-edged sword, 1670s, from French sabre "heavy, curved sword" (17c.), alteration of sable (1630s), from German Sabel, Säbel, probably ultimately from Hungarian szablya "saber," literally "tool to cut with," from szabni "to cut."

The Balto-Slavic words (cf. Russian sablya, Polish szabla "sword, saber," Lithuanian shoble) perhaps also are from German. Italian sciabla seems to be directly from Hungarian. Saber-rattling "militarism" is attested from 1922. Saber-toothed cat (originally tiger) is attested from 1849.

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