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  • n. Plural form of falchion.

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Examples

  • According to a survey in game, most of girls do not choose the dated swords, huge axes and falchions.

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  • This “awful sword,” as the common people term it, was as dear to him as Durindana or Fushberta to their respective masters, and was nearly as formidable to his enemies as those renowned falchions proved to the foes of Christendom.

    Death of the Laird's Jock

  • So there are no swords mentioned in The Book of the New Sun, there are hangers and falchions and spadroons among others.

    New Sun – Old SF? « It Doesn't Have To Be Right…

  • Wave their thick falchions, and their javelins shower:

    The Iliad of Homer

  • With clashing falchions now the chiefs had closed,

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The Lykians furnished fifty ships; and they were wearers of corslets and greaves, and had bows of cornel-wood and arrows of reeds without feathers and javelins and a goat-skin hanging over their shoulders, and about their heads felt caps wreathed round with feathers; also they had daggers and falchions. 1074 The Lykians were formerly called Termilai, being originally of Crete, and they got their later name from Lycos the son of Pandion, an Athenian.

    The History of Herodotus

  • No wise of thee have I heard men tell such terror of falchions, bitter battle.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • Now many an earl of Beowulf brandished blade ancestral, fain the life of their lord to shield, their praised prince, if power were theirs; never they knew, — as they neared the foe, hardy-hearted heroes of war, aiming their swords on every side the accursed to kill, — no keenest blade, no farest of falchions fashioned on earth, could harm or hurt that hideous fiend!

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • Among them were lions 'heads, sixteen other headpieces, made in quaint fashion for the Turkish magistrates, as well as eight falchions for them, the sheaths covered with green velvet, and bullioned with copper.

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

  • Drawing their falchions, the knight and his party keeping closely together, and thus forming an impenetrable wedge, cut their desperate path through the fierce swarm of opposing foes, who, like incarnate demons, rushed to the onslaught, and fell in heaps before the biting steel of these experienced soldiers.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 274, September 22, 1827

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