Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A school in which fencing is taught.
“Ere many weeks were over he could handle the foils against his master or any frequenter of the fencing-school, — and, with a sigh, Lady”
“Then comes a stroll to the fencing-school, kept by an excellent broadswordsman, an old German trooper.”
“She did not go to the fencing-school any more after that.”
“Under those great high vaults in the fencing-school, sitting round a small table, you feel just like mice nibbling a nut in a corner of a big church.”
“We flew down the steps four at a time and rushed into the fencing-school.”
“To the master's sister might fall such wealth as he had amassed, but Andre-Louis succeeded to the mine itself from which that wealth had been extracted, the fencing-school in which by now he was himself so well established as an instructor that its numerous pupils looked to him to carry it forward successfully as its chief.”
“From a room beyond, the door of which was closed, came the stamping of feet, the click and slither of steel upon steel, and dominating these sounds a vibrant sonorous voice speaking a language that was certainly French; but such French as is never heard outside a fencing-school.”
“And therefore, if any provision be to be made against such accidents, and a man be to prepare his son for duels, I had much rather mine should be a good wrestler than an ordinary fencer, which is the most a gentleman can attain to in it, unless he will be constantly in the fencing-school and every day exercising.”
“In spite of the warnings of an overtaxed heart, he sculled each morning of the last summer at Dockett, and in Paris he handed over his foils to his fencing-school only a month before his death, leaving, like Mr. Valiant-for-Truth before he crossed the river, his arms to those who could wield them.”
“Cæsar led him and Curio off to inspect the fencing-school; then showed them his favourite horse, pointed out its peculiar toelike hoofs, and related merrily how when it was a young colt, a soothsayer had predicted that its owner would be master of the world, and how he -- Cæsar, -- had broken its fiery spirit, and made it perfectly docile, although no other man could ride the beast.”
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