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  • His sash was twisted and netted with gold, and besides answering the purpose of a belt, by securing the upper garment round his waist, sustained a silver-hilted poniard.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • Dozen of Handkerchiefs, four silver-hilted Swords, half Dozen of Shirts, three Tye – Periwigs, and a piece of Broad – Cloth.

    The Beggar's Opera

  • One of the by-standers was the better for the fray; for he took up a silver-hilted sword, broken in two pieces, and rode off with it.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • They proceeded onwards, and were joined by three men, as Wilson had told them they would; but they fancied one of them to be a gentleman; for he was muffled up in a cloak, and had a silver-hilted sword in his hand: but he spake not.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • “Ah, Harry!” cries Mrs. Esmond, bursting into tears, as at this juncture her second son entered the room — in just such another suit, gold-corded frock, braided waistcoat, silver-hilted sword, and solitaire, as that which his elder brother wore.

    The Virginians

  • It is not indeed silver-hilted, which, as you say, doth not become a soldier; but the handle is decent enough, and the blade one of the best in

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • My messmate, who very much resembled my uncle, both in figure and disposition, treated me on board of the prize with the utmost civility and confidence: and, among other favours, made me a present of a silver-hilted hanger, and a pair of pistols mounted with the same metal, which fell to his share in plundering the enemy.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • Tafas said something to a slave who stood there with silver-hilted sword in hand.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Auda drew his silver-hilted dagger and chipped the top of the first egg.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Here we had a supply of all sorts of clothes, as well for my husband as for myself; and I took especial care to buy for him all those things that I knew he delighted to have; as two good long wigs, two silver-hilted swords, three or four fine fowling-pieces,

    Moll Flanders

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