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_ [20] at it, exclaiming: "Thou shalt have no more than falls to thy lot."

    The Story of Paris

  • 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," [3216] many would imagine that I was speaking Teuton or Iroquois. [

    The Ancient Regime


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