Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A saber more curved than usual, as if in imitation of the simitar; specifically, the saber of this form worn by officers of the first French republic and empire, during 1792-1810.
  • noun A weight equal to about 1 pound, used in India.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An ornamental covering, as of carpet or leather, for a bench or form.

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Examples

  • Of a sudden, however, he caught a quick shimmer from the corner of a high-backed bancal in front of him, and, shifting a pace or two to the side, saw a white slender hand, which held a mirror of polished silver in such a way that the concealed observer could see without being seen.

    The White Company

  • Of a sudden, however, he caught a quick shimmer from the corner of a high-backed bancal in front of him, and, shifting a pace or two to the side, saw a white slender hand, which held a mirror of polished silver in such a way that the concealed observer could see without being seen.

    The White Company

  • Many of the company had crowded round the flames, for the weather was bitterly cold; but the two knights seated themselves upon a bancal, with their squires standing behind them.

    The White Company

  • Of a sudden, however, he caught a quick shimmer from the corner of a high-backed bancal in front of him, and, shifting a pace or two to the side, saw a white slender hand, which held a mirror of polished silver in such a way that the concealed observer could see without being seen.

    The White Company

  • Many of the company had crowded round the flames, for the weather was bitterly cold; but the two knights seated themselves upon a bancal, with their squires standing behind them.

    The White Company

  • Inside, the window was furnished with a broad bancal of brown stamped

    The Refugees

  • Many of the company had crowded round the flames, for the weather was bitterly cold; but the two knights seated themselves upon a bancal, with their squires standing behind them.

    The White Company

  • Of a sudden, however, he caught a quick shimmer from the corner of a high-backed bancal in front of him, and, shifting a pace or two to the side, saw a white slender hand, which held a mirror of polished silver in such a way that the concealed observer could see without being seen.

    The White Company

  • Of a sudden, however, he caught a quick shimmer from the corner of a high-backed bancal in front of him, and, shifting a pace or two to the side, saw a white slender hand, which held a mirror of polished silver in such a way that the concealed observer could see without being seen.

    The White Company

  • Many of the company had crowded round the flames, for the weather was bitterly cold; but the two knights seated themselves upon a bancal, with their squires standing behind them.

    The White Company

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