from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as francisca.
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But before the king could grasp the vase, one, jealous and angry, threw his _francisque_  at it, exclaiming: "Thou shalt have no more than falls to thy lot."
Suppose that, in relation to Franks or to savages, I should mention "a battle-ax," which would be at once understood; should I mention a "tomahawk," or a "francisque,"  many would imagine that I was speaking Teuton or Iroquois. [