Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The hand which holds the sword; hence, the right hand in general. Compare sword-arm.

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Examples

  • Kellen finally managed to get the leverage he'd been seeking, twisting Jermayan's sword-hand so that he had to let go of the blade or-even in armor-end up with a broken wrist, and with a well-placed shove, sent Jermayan sprawling.

    Tran Siberian

  • He'd no time to dodge, but his sword-hand moved like lightning, the blades rang together, and the flying sabre was swept high into the air to fall clattering almost at the mouth of the tunnel.

    Watershed

  • While the Tuareg was reining the horse around, Helene reached out and hauled at his left stirrups away from his sword-hand.

    Death Stalks The Ruins

  • He started toward Baal-pteor, the knuckles on his sword-hand showing white.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • He held tight to the wrist of Jermayan's sword-hand, and held him like a wrestler trying to force his opponent out of the ring.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • Kellen finally managed to get the leverage he'd been seeking, twisting Jermayan's sword-hand so that he had to let go of the blade or — even in armor — end up with a broken wrist, and with a well-placed shove, sent Jermayan sprawling.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • Giving up on the ploy of forcing Kyrtian off higher ground, the fellow swung low, hard and wide, scything at Kyrtian's legs; Kyrtian used the opportunity to slash at the man's sword-hand as he himself skipped backwards.

    Elvenborn

  • Gel countered successfully, and when Kaeth sprang back, both of them had tiny glowing marks, Kaeth along the back of his sword-hand and Gel across his forehead.

    Elvenborn

  • As they did, Cathan stepped up beside the Knight, his sword-hand sweating inside its glove.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • Elric's sword-hand was crushed under his attacker's armoured back, but he managed to tug the poignard free with his left hand and would have struck at those hideous dead eyes had not the man's fingers closed on his wrist.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

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