Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In history, a long spear used by the Franks, having a socketed head, sometimes barbed, but more commonly formed like a lance-head with a flat double-edged blade.
- n. In archaeology, a celt of the socketed form. See celt and amgarn.
“It is unlikely that he knew, in the spring of 1861, how to framea military order.”
“Jacet granum opressum palea, justus caesus pravorum framea.”
“The broad lance subsisted till lately in the halberd; the spear and framea in the long pike and spontoon; the missile weapons in the war hatchet, or North American tomahawk.”
“Swords or broad lances are seldom used; but they generally carry a spear, (called in their language _framea_, ) which has an iron blade, short and narrow, but so sharp and manageable, that, as occasion requires, they employ it either in close or distant fighting.”
“ _Malleus maleficarum maleficas et earum hæresim framea conterens_, auct.”
“Thoae too large to be entirely included in one exposure are filmed beginning in the upper left hand corner, left to right and top to bottom, aa many framea aa required.”
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