from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of using weapons other than missive weapons, including attack and defense with sword and shield, sword and buckler, saber, rapier, and poniard, small-sword, and even the ax and mace: generally restricted to the use of the sword or saber according to some one of the recognized methods in use at the present day.
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Fencing is a sport (escrime), as well as the material used to make a fence (matériau pour clôture).
Hereupon Anthony betook him again to his posture of _escrime_, the cane-point levelled threateningly within a foot of Mr. Vokes 'already outraged person.
But times have changed, and this procedure enters into the category of vieille escrime when not employed by a master hand and made to correspond superficially with facts.
The _escrime_ of those days had not attained its later refinements.
A French 'maitre d'armes,' famed in 'escrime,' standing near Captain Chiallo, looked amused in the eyes, behind a mask of professional correctness.
a very tolerable proficient in the noble science of escrime.