from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stick, usually made of hickory, with a basketwork guard for the hand, used in fencing.
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He was victor whose fencing-stick detached his opponent's feather.
The blare of the megaphone -- a poor substitute for heralds 'trumpets -- called the knights of the wire-mask and fencing-stick into the lists.
The success of my experiment soon began not only to astonish me, but to make me feel the responsibility of knowing that I held in my hand a weapon instead of the mere fencing-stick I had supposed.