It is time that we were at the wars, for our good swords will not bide in their scabbards.
Then a whistling sound as half a dozen swords were snatched from the scabbards.
Gads-daggers-belts-blades and scabbards, this is the very gentleman!
Their scabbards clanked among the bushes as they rushed through them.
Presently she sat up and felt quickly for the gun-butts in their scabbards.
Their bows were on the table and their curving swords, in scabbards, lay in their laps.
Then he replaced them in their scabbards, saying, "The fatal moment is not yet come."
Some of them had taken their swords out of their scabbards and were flourishing them about.
These are found more frequently on fibulæ or brooches and on swords and scabbards.
Swords leap from their scabbards, and steel and violence are to decide what is truth.