Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes sword-blades; hence, a maker of swords.

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Examples

  • It bore the inscription + Benvenutus + on one side, and on the other + me fecit +, in Saxon characters; the name shewing that the maker was an Italian, the crosses probably implying that he (or the owner, if made to order) was a Christian; while from the Saxon lettering we should infer that the Italian sword-cutler exercised his craft in the north of Europe.

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  • At the age of seventeen she married the sword-cutler Albrecht of Danzig, a hot-tempered man, whose nature underwent a change through her humility and gentleness.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • To me, for example, they should give a note of this kind: —Ambrogio Fusella, by trade a sword-cutler, with a wife and four children, all of an age to eat bread (note that well): let them have so much bread; and pay so many pence.

    Chapter XIV

  • His suspicions naturally fell on the sword-cutler, to whom he remembered having spoken very frankly.

    Chapter XVI

  • It is just possible that the Fullers may have taken their motto from the words employed by Juvenal in describing the father of Demosthenes, who was a blacksmith and a sword-cutler --

    Industrial Biography

  • And so it was that Master Headley, a good deal puzzled, had to leave his apprentice under the roof of the old sword-cutler for the night at least.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • He had left all these outside, however, and advanced, civilly and condescendingly thanking the sword-cutler, in perfect ignorance that the man who stood before him had been born to a home that was an absolute palace compared with the Dragon court.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • "Tibble Steelman would think nought of a beggarly stranger calling himself a sword-cutler, and practising the craft without prenticeship or license," said Stephen, swelling with indignation.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • Master Headley, a good deal puzzled, had to leave his apprentice under the roof of the old sword-cutler for the night at least.

    The Armourer's Prentices

  • And the story relates that as soon as Maria regained her much lamented and sighed-for hair by the hands of the gallant sword-cutler, the master appeared to her much less ugly than before.

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