from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An early European weapon consisting of a curved blade on a long pole
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A weapon of the middle ages consisting of a scythe-shaped blade with a long handle, and differing from the war-scythe in having the sharp edge convex. It is often confused with the guisarme and the halberd. Also falsarium.
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Meanwhile a real-life adolescent, 12 year-old Mathew Evans eloquently asked judges to repeat the word "fauchard" not because he wanted to giggle at it's similarity to the word "fucktard" but because is a mature, English-excelling, genius competing in a honored competition and not a 20-something year old blogger patrolling the Craigslist. org ETC section of the job board looking for a short and easy, yet lucrative temp job.
Cutie-patooty Matthew Evans was felled by fauchard, a Medievial weapon with a curved blade.
He dropped his fauchard over his shoulder, and stood aside, staring impudently at the Maiden, and muttering foul words.
On the drawbridge, standing sentinel, was a French man-at-arms, a young man of my own age, armed with a long fauchard, which we call a bill or halberd, a weapon not unlike the Lochaber axes of the Highlandmen.
She passed, with her two gentlemen, but the French sentinel barred the way, holding his fauchard thwartwise.
We gripped and swayed for a moment, then the staff of his fauchard coming between his legs, he tripped and fell, I above him; our weight soused against the low pales of the bridge side, that were crazy and old; there was a crash, and I felt myself in mid-air, failing to the moat far below us.
"I said, 'get out my face, mo-fo, 'fore I shove a brand spanking new fauchard up yo butt.