from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See simitar.


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  • Turkish cimiter, the old blunder-buss, a good bag of bullets, and a great horn of gunpowder.

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  • She was dressed in deep mourning, in the Hungarian costume, with the crown of St. St.phen upon her brow, and the regal cimiter at her side.

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  • With barbaric genius they sent to the tzar a naked cimiter, accompanied by the following message:

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  • But the blow of the heavy falchion had not touched him: and, seemingly without an effort, the curved blade of his own cimiter, gliding by that part of his antagonist's throat where the helmet joins the cuirass, passed unresistingly and silently through the joints; and Alonzo fell at once, and without a groan, from his horse -- his armour, to all appearance, unpenetrated, while the blood oozed slow and gurgling from a mortal wound.

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  • Villena's armour defied the shafts of the Moors; and as one after one darted towards him, with whirling cimiter and momentary assault, few escaped with impunity from an eye equally quick and a weapon more than equally formidable.

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  • Like wild beasts, driven, at length, to their lair, they retreated with their faces to the foe; and when Muza came, the last -- his cimiter shivered to the hilt, -- he had scarcely breath to command the gates to be closed and the portcullis lowered, ere he fell from his charger in a sudden and deadly swoon, caused less by his exhaustion than his agony and shame.

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  • Suzon; as the knight's falchion bearing down the cimiter, and alighting on the turban of the Mohammedan, clove midway through its folds, arrested only by the admirable temper of the links of steel which protected it.

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  • Muza swerved aside, just as the heavy falchion swung over his head, and by a back stroke of his own cimiter, shore through the cuirass just above the hip-joint, and the blood followed the blade.

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  • The Moor's horse stumbled over the ground, cumbered with the dead and slippery with blood, and his uplifted cimiter could not do more than break the force of the gigantic arm of De

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