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  • He tried his old battle-sword — that famous blade with which, in

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • Havas dressed in a light simar and wearing his crown of rock-salt, from which there strayed two tresses of hair as twisted as the horns of Ammon; and Hamilcar in a violet tunic figured with gold vine branches, and with a battle-sword at his side.

    Salammbo

  • By main force he struck with his battle-sword so that it stuck in the head, driven in by the onslaught.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • The half-line would then read, '_the battle-sword splendid_.'

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • Then the battle-sword burned, the brand that was lifted, [1]

    Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

  • E'en the battle-sword hafted that had to name Hrunting,

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • But I could imagine, even then, that, under some excitement which should go deeply into his consciousness—roused by a trumpet-peal, loud enough to awaken all of his energies that were not dead, but only slumbering—he was yet capable of flinging off his infirmities like a sick man’s gown, dropping the staff of age to seize a battle-sword, and starting up once more a warrior.

    The Custom-House. Introductory to “The Scarlet Letter”

  • As Beowulf spoke, his men brought in the banner, the shield, the battle-sword, and the helmet.

    Northland Heroes

  • King Ring sits in his barrow, buckler on arm and battle-sword by his side.

    Northland Heroes

  • Around his arm clung a heavy golden circlet and at his side gleamed the great battle-sword.

    Northland Heroes

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