Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long-handled weapon resembling the pole-ax, or in some cases more nearly resembling the halberd, but having a long edge for cutting and a straight sharp point in the line of the handle. By some authors it is confounded with the pole-ax.
- n. Alternative form of gisarme.
“This abundance of odd words can be a double-edged sword, or perhaps a guisarme of linguistic confusion amidst an arsenal of linguistic joy.”
“His guisarme lay on the deck where hed dropped it; he seized it now and moved to stand next to Jace and face the demon as it came.”
“He stabbed at it with his guisarme, plunging the sharp end of it deep into the demons flesh.”
“Jace raised Samandiriel, but Alec had already dispatched the creature with a jabbing blow from his guisarme.”
“If youre in need of a blade, Alexander, my guisarme is in the entryway.”
“He clutched a bloody guisarme in his right hand and Jaces collar in the other.”
“Down fell pike and guisarme from nerveless fingers and, gasping with fear,”
“Reaching the guardroom above, Sir Pertinax called lustily for sword and bascinet, and thereafter chose divers likely weapons for his companions who, with axe and pike and guisarme on shoulder, followed him out into the free air.”
“He had, too -- and glad enough was he of it at that moment -- the deadly guisarme, that old-fashioned weapon that combined a spear and scythe, and was used with horrible effect in the charges of the day.”
“He could no longer swing the trusty little axe which had done good service before; but there was the deadly guisarme at his side.”
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Objects like needles and spines whose tips are drawn to a fine point.
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