fencing-school love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A school in which fencing is taught.


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  • Then comes a stroll to the fencing-school, kept by an excellent broadswordsman, an old German trooper.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • She did not go to the fencing-school any more after that.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Ere many weeks were over he could handle the foils against his master or any frequenter of the fencing-school, — and, with a sigh, Lady

    The Virginians

  • Under those great high vaults in the fencing-school, sitting round a small table, you feel just like mice nibbling a nut in a corner of a big church.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

  • We flew down the steps four at a time and rushed into the fencing-school.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

  • To the master's sister might fall such wealth as he had amassed, but Andre-Louis succeeded to the mine itself from which that wealth had been extracted, the fencing-school in which by now he was himself so well established as an instructor that its numerous pupils looked to him to carry it forward successfully as its chief.


  • From a room beyond, the door of which was closed, came the stamping of feet, the click and slither of steel upon steel, and dominating these sounds a vibrant sonorous voice speaking a language that was certainly French; but such French as is never heard outside a fencing-school.


  • And therefore, if any provision be to be made against such accidents, and a man be to prepare his son for duels, I had much rather mine should be a good wrestler than an ordinary fencer, which is the most a gentleman can attain to in it, unless he will be constantly in the fencing-school and every day exercising.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 191-200

  • In spite of the warnings of an overtaxed heart, he sculled each morning of the last summer at Dockett, and in Paris he handed over his foils to his fencing-school only a month before his death, leaving, like Mr. Valiant-for-Truth before he crossed the river, his arms to those who could wield them.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1

  • Cæsar led him and Curio off to inspect the fencing-school; then showed them his favourite horse, pointed out its peculiar toelike hoofs, and related merrily how when it was a young colt, a soothsayer had predicted that its owner would be master of the world, and how he -- Cæsar, -- had broken its fiery spirit, and made it perfectly docile, although no other man could ride the beast.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.


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